Larijani: Iran will stop implementing JCPOA if threatened

October 19, 2015 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Sunday that Iran will stop implementing the nuclear agreement, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, if the other side make military threats against the country.

Even after the conclusion of nuclear deal between Iran and major powers some U.S. officials have threatened military attacks against Iran.

Larijani, a former chief nuclear negotiator, also said inspection of Iran’s nuclear facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency should be based on law.

“We have said that the inspections should be based on law and they have not the right to inspect our military bases… unless upon the Leader’s permission, and if the International Atomic Energy Agency reveals Iran’s military secrets, our cooperation with it will be reduced,” he noted in a conference in Tehran on Sunday.

Larijani added the JCPOA will not be implemented if the other side does not meet its commitments.

On Sunday, the European Union was to declare the formal end to economic sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program

Iran and the 5+1 group - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany - finalized the text of the JCPOA in Vienna on July 14.

On July 20, the UN Security Council turned the JCPOA into international law by endorsing a resolution, setting the stage for the lifting of the Security Council sanctions against Iran.