0458 GMT December 09, 2021
Iran’s outgoing foreign minister presented a newly-published book about the singing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
This was announced by Iran’s Embassy in Moscow on its Twitter account on Monday, IRNA reported.
The book titled ‘The Nuclear Deal, The Untold Story of JCPOA: Protecting Iran’s Security, Rights and Development’ has been penned by Zarif, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi, President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi and Iran’s UN ambassador, Majid Takht-Ravanchi, in five volumes and one annex.
Following several rounds of negotiations, Iran finally signed the JCPOA in July 2015 with the P5+1 countries, namely China, France, Russia, the UK, the US and Germany.
According to its prelude, the book is a descriptive and documentary report about one of the most important cases in Iran’s history. It seeks to depict the Iranian side’s reading of an important and decisive period in the contemporary era.
The book was written to assess the validity of accounts and reports published over the past two decades by the other parties to the deal, mainly the US that pulled out of the JCPOA in May 2018, in a bid to shape the public opinion and write history the way they want.
The titles of the volumes are: ‘Interim Geneva Accord’ (first volume), ‘From Interim Accord to Writing Chamber’ (second volume), ‘Controversy Over Text’ (third volume), ‘Cold and Tough Season of Negotiations’ (fourth volume) and ‘Birth of JCPOA’ (fifth volume).
The writing of the book has also been aimed at informing Iran’s next generations of the efforts, endeavors and sacrifices by the country’s men and women to preserve the achievements of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.