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Iran to claim damage over US JCPOA violation

Tehran Vice President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneidi said Iranian economic sectors were requested to evaluate the damages caused by the US breach of the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for taking legal measures to compensate for it.

Iran has raised the US' disloyalty in the JCPOA and the imposition of cruel sanctions in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Joneidi said.

Based on the order issued, the legal department of government law firm seeking to compensate the damages caused breach of the agreement, she added.

The Iranian government is to provide document on the losses and to pave the way for compensating them, she noted.

On the first anniversary of the US withdrawal from the deal on May 8, 2019, Tehran decided to reduce its commitments to the JCPOA, based on Articles 26 and 36, and set a deadline for Europeans to remedy breaches.

Earlier, President Hassan Rouhani said that the government is moving on the right path by reducing its nuclear commitments, stressing that Tehran cannot be patient while the other parties fail to stick to their commitments.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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