News ID: 275851
Published: 0927 GMT October 23, 2020

Iran rejects Israel’s accusations, says JCPOA not a one-way commitment

Iran rejects Israel’s accusations, says JCPOA not a one-way commitment

Iran’s Representative to the First Committee of the UN General Assembly Heidar Ali Baloji said the country's missile program is based on the international regulations and its nuclear deal is not a one-way commitment only accepted by Iran.

The Iranian senior diplomat made the remarks in his address to the UNGA First Committee while rejecting the Zionist regime’s baseless allegations about Iran, IRNA reported on Friday.

“My delegation rejects the baseless allegations that the representative of the Zionist regime of Israel mentioned about Iran,” Baloji said stressing, “Israel has no stand to cry wolf on non-proliferation or non-compliance and it must stop lying and accusing other countries, because Israel itself is the number-one violator of international law in the field of human rights, international humanitarian law, and all disarmament instruments. Especially on WMD regimes, it must join the NPT, BWC and CWC and destroy all its WMD arsenals while accepting the related verification regimes.”

Referring to enormous cases of the Zionist regime's violation of international laws and regulations, he urged the international community to “compel Israeli regime to put aside any pretext to join the negotiations on establishing a Middle East free of all WMDs under the UN and participate in the discussions and the conference thereof.”  

"I would like to take the floor to remind some delegations, including the UK and France who referred to Iran’s missile program in their statements. In a brief response, I would like to reiterate that Iran has developed, based on international law, its home-grown defensive missile capability to deter any threat against our country," Baloji stressed.

As for the 2015 nuclear deal official known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he said, the agreement “is not a one-way commitment only accepted by Iran, rather it specifies individual commitments to its other participants, including the EU3, and we believe that instead of putting pressure on Iran they themselves should implement their obligations and also to have the USA stop violation of the Resolution 2231 and JCPOA and avoid imposing illegal maximal sanctions on Iran.”


Resource: IRNA
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