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Minister: Money transfer problem irrelevant to JCPOA

Jul 27, 2016, 12:50 PM
News ID: 908
Minister: Money transfer problem irrelevant to JCPOA

EghtesadOnline: Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Monday that problems with money transfer have nothing to do with the nuclear deal called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Addressing a local gathering, Dehqan said, “Had it not been for JCPOA, every six months, 20 percent of Iranian oil sale was prevented but today those issuing sanctions against us do purchase our oil; of course, we have problems with transfer of money, but this has nothing to do with the JCPOA, rather to Iran’s sanctions during capture of the Den of Spies (US Embassy in Tehran).”

He said whatever was accepted in the JCPOA was in accordance with the stances of the Islamic establishment and no one dared to do a covert job, reports IRNA.

“Under no circumstances, have we violated the JCPOA and this is what the Supreme Leader has officially announced. The other party might have violated the JCPOA. 

Elsewhere in his remarks, Dehqan said Islamic Iran has never been seeking any nuclear arms and has taken no action in this connection.

Dehqan said Iran will not cooperate with the US beyond nuclear issues and the Islamic Republic will not bend to any pressure by hegemonic powers.

Iran will not accept the logic of power and will resist against pressures, Dehqan said.

He noted that the US is desperate and needs Iran’s help in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen and the African countries.

The US is ready to give Iran incentives in return for the Islamic Republic's assistance to help it get out of the quagmire Washington is now trapped in, the defense minister added.

Iran is giving advisory help to Syrian people in their fight against enemies, he said.

The official added Iran will not remain indifferent towards those insulting the holy Shia shrines anywhere in the world.

'We will use all our potentials to boost our defensive and missile capabilities,' he added.

Dehqan said that the government has done its best to decrease tensions with other countries in order to resolve internal problems but the US violated its obligations enshrined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action and is looking for excuses to place more sanctions on Iran.

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