Political Economy Journal: Bitter end of JCPOA

PEJOURNAL – Recently, following the unofficial publication of the US resolution draft on the continuation of Iran’s arms embargo after the expiration of the legal deadline set in UN Resolution 2231, Admiral Ali Shamkhani, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, warned that if Iran arms embargoes extends by the UN Security Council, and then JCPOA will procced to its “eternal death.”

the European Troika anti-Iranian resolution proposed in the IAEA Board of Governors, is in fact a new step in increasing the pressure on Iran and will definitely be accompanied by Iran’s reaction.

The Wall Street Journal reported on US and other global powers’ differences over a nuclear deal with Iran that the European Troika was proposed a resolution calling for a limited extension of Iran’s arms embargo.

Europe’s aim is to find a middle ground for a compromise to prevent the destruction of the JCPOA, but it is clear that the move by the European Union, which has pledged to compensate for the damage caused to Iran by the US withdrawal from the JCPOA. In practice, it is considered a hostile act by Iranian cannot go unreacted.

According to Security Council Resolution 2231, Iran’s arms embargo is due to end on October 18 this year, but President Donald Trump’s administration has begun a comprehensive effort to continue the sanctions by presenting new draft resolutions.

The United States has warned that it will seek to activate the “trigger mechanism” in the JCPOA agreement if it fails to extend Iran’s arms embargo.

The trigger mechanism is a mechanism envisaged in the JCPOA, according to which, if Iran does not fulfill its obligations, the other parties to the agreement can refer the case to the Security Council and reinstate sanctions against Iran.

Other JCPOA members, including Iran, China, Russia and Europe, have stressed that the United States has withdrawn from the nuclear deal and is no longer a party to the agreement, but the United States says the JCPOA is separate from Security Council Resolution 2231, and the resolution continues to see the United States as a “participant” in the nuclear deal.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres described the US position as “ridiculous and irresponsible”.

“Since the United States has withdrawn from the JCPOA, it can no longer claim to have a role to play in the JCPOA,” EU Commissioner Joseph Burrell implied.

Now, according to the Wall Street Journal, Germany, Britain and France, which were expected to take legal action against the United States, are seeking a middle ground in Washington’s decision to issue a new resolution, and they are seeking to limit Iran’s arms deals.

They hope to persuade Washington to abandon the original resolution by presenting the amended resolution, which is an amended version of the proposed US resolution, and to persuade China and Russia to abstain from voting in the Security Council and not to veto the resolution.

Iran has made it clear to Europe, Russia and China that these countries must not give in to US demands if they are interested in maintaining order, and to stand up to Washington’s pressure to extend Iran’s arms embargo, which is contrary to JCPOA and Resolution 2231.

The history of Iran’s confrontation with the resolutions issued with the aim of exerting pressure and restricting the legal rights of the country shows that such actions have not only accompanied Iran with illegal petitions, but rather, it has provoked a sharp reaction from Iran.

According to the Secretary-General of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, the continuation of Europe’s behavior in the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency, proposing the resolution to force Iran to comply IAEA demands could be a sign of the beginning of the countdown to the eternal death of the weak and dying JCPOA.