Iran on Monday stressed that a US plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal in a bid to press the Islamic Republic is illegal move, voicing concern over the reemergence of ISILTakfiri group in Iraq.
Speaking at a video press conference on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi deplored the US’ push for extending a UN arms embargo against Iran under a plan to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying such attempts are in contravention of the international law and the world is unlikely to approve the US plan.
“With its illegal withdrawal from the JCPOA, the US has sought to destroy all political, economic and security achievements (of the deal),” the spokesman said, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
“The US has violated the (UNSC) Resolution 2231 and is no longer a party to the JCPOA. We are in contact with the other JCPOA members and are confident that they (Americans) will not succeed,” Mousavi added.
The spokesman also said that Iran will be prepared to give an “appropriate and decisive” response to the attempts at referring the JCPOA to the UN Security Council and triggering the so-called snapback provisions of the nuclear deal.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced recently that Washington is preparing a legal argument that the US would remain a participant in the JCPOA –already renounced by the US president- as part of an intricate strategy to pressure the UN Security Council to extend an arms embargo on Tehran.
On the other hand, Mouavi said that Tehran is “worried about a revival of Takfiri terrorists, particularly Daesh, in Iraq,” referring to the Arabic acronym of ISIL.
“We presume that this issue is connected with the Iraqi Parliament’s legitimate request for the withdrawal of the US from that country,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mousavi noted that the US is now under the pressure of the Iraqi nation to leave the Arab country, so Washington may be seeking to replenish and strengthen the terrorist groups, like Daesh, in order to remain in Iraq or postpone its withdrawal.
In this context, the spokesman expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to offer assistance to Iraq.
“We will provide Iraq with whatever assistance it requests from Iran,” he underlined.
Source: Iranian media