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Iran Braced for US Breach of JCPOA: Nuclear Chief

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said Tehran has drawn up plans to react to any possible violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) by the US, saying those scenarios could not be made public.

Iran has made necessary preparations for potential US decisions about the extension of sanctions, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), told reporters on Monday; Press TV reported.

In case of the final approval of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), it will certainly be a violation of the JCPOA (the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), he added.

Salehi noted that Iran is ready to respond to any US breach of the JCPOA, saying Tehran; however, will make necessary decisions at the appropriate time and after the assessment and analysis of Washington's moves.

He said Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has already provided guidelines to Iranian officials about standing ready to considerably increase the country's nuclear enrichment capacity.

The JCPOA has brought about an evolution or new paradigm in international diplomatic interactions and all, including Iran, regional and world states, have benefited from it, Salehi said.

He emphasized that Washington will be the main loser if it fails to remain committed to its obligations under the nuclear agreement.

The AEOI head expressed hope that the next US administration would act wisely and on the basis of realities because it cannot unilaterally undo an international agreement which has been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council.

Source: Al Alam


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