Iran confirms end of all sanctions for nuclear program


Iran”s Vice Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi confirmed today that all sanctions imposed on Iran for its nuclear program were lifted one year after an agreement with six world powers came into effect.
Commenting on the diplomacy of the Islamic Republic, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Legal and International Affairs recalled that the main goal of the pact signed on July 14, 2015 was to eliminate punitive measures from the West and obstacles to economic development.

‘All sanctions based on the nuclear agreement (which is officially called the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (PACI) were expected to be eliminated and all have been lifted,’ he said in reference to the understanding with the Group 5 + 1.

The G5 + 1 is made up of Russia, China, the United States, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany, the signatory countries with Iran of the historic understanding in Vienna, Austria.

Araqchi stated that ‘obstacles remain’, but none are related to the PACI. ‘Only the nuclear sanctions were intended to be eliminated and we were not allowed to negotiate the lifting of other sanctions,’ he said.

According to the deputy foreign minister, before the imposition of sanctions Iran used to sell 2.5 million barrels of oil a day, but under sanctions the number dropped to one million barrels.

During last year, the first one of the execution of the atomic arrangement with the G5 + 1, many obstacles were observed in the implementation, but the Persian nation was able to face each of them, he said.

Source: plenglish.com

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