Araqchi: Iran’s benefits from JCPOA has reached ‘zero’

November 26, 2018

TEHRAN – Abbas Araqchi, the deputy foreign minister for political affairs, warned on Monday that the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is in a “very bad situation”.

“This is a reality that the JCPOA is in danger and it is in a very bad situation,” Araqchi said at a seminar on Iran-European Union cooperation held in Brussels.

Araqchi says the JCPOA is in a very bad situation.He added, “This is a reality that if Iran cannot benefit from the JCPOA this agreement cannot be saved.”

Araqchi said with the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, Tehran’s benefits from the lifting of sanctions has “nearly reached zero”.

Araqchi said the JCPOA is a “quite balanced” in giving and taking but now this balance has been undermined and “we should cooperate to balance it again”.


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