Iran Not Anxious about US Congress Disapproval of N. Agreement
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said Tehran is not concerned to see if its nuclear agreement would receive a green pass at the US Senate.
“We are not concerned about this issue and we have paved a path which was fully wise. The agreement was a win-win agreement and a proper opportunity for the international community which was used by all sides as well as the third parties,” Afkham told reporters in her weekly press conference in Tehran on Wednesday.
“Those parties whose interests will be negatively affected by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) should be concerned, as this opportunity (the agreement) has made the warmongers to shout their protest,” she added.
In relevant remarks earlier this month, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said his country would be the winning party even if the nuclear deal that is the result of years of negotiations failed to receive the approval of the US Congress.
“The fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCOPA) is not fully clear yet since there is commotion in the US, and the Congress and the US administration have stood up to each other,” Salehi said, addressing a gathering in Tehran.
He said Iran has already achieved its goal. “No matter the JCPOA is approved or disapproved by the US Congress and even if Obama fails to do anything, we will be the winning party,” he added.
Salehi explained that Iran would be the winner because if the Congress doesn’t approve the JCPOA, then the US will face problems in maintaining its political credibility and improving its economic conditions, while Iran has not violated the norms and has complied with its undertakings.
Iran and the world powers reached a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.
A week later, the UNSC unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the JCPOA reached between Iran and the 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.
Now the US Congress and the Iranian parliament have less than 60 days to review the deal to approve or reject its practice.