Khatami: Supreme Leader’s historical letter on JCPOA praiseworthy
Provisional Friday prayers leader of Tehran in his 2nd sermon praised the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s ‘historical letter in approval of JCPOA’ as ‘an epical historical document’ showing Iran’s steadfast attachment to Imam Hussain’s revolutionary movement in Karbala.
Hojjatoleslam Ahmad Khatami said that the letter in question was a seal for the nuclear dossier; it was not a regular letter; every word in it was selected precisely thoughtful; and ‘If the government (of President Hassan Rouhani) wishes to know the (Iranian) nation’s stand (on JCPOA) it should refer to this letter.’
‘This letter pumped a fresh blood of jubilance and hope in the veins of the revolution and eased the worries of those who are deeply concerned about the values of this political system,’ added the provisional Friday prayers imam of the Iranian capital city.
He said that despite the argument of those who claim that letter is inclusive of contradictory arguments versus the JCPOA agreement, Khatami said that the Supreme Leader has also commissioned a team of experts to closely monitor the proper implementation of the JCPOA by the other side and report any violation of them, including remaining in effect any possible sanctions, or imposing of any new ones, which will mark end of Iran’s commitment to observe the JCPOA terms and conditions.
Khatami also considered the Leader’s viewpoints in the letter as an effective means to annul both the opinions of those who had earlier considered the JCPOA as the ‘greatest victory of all victories’ and those who had argued that approving it by the Parliament will mark the end of the revolution.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday acknowledged the JCPOA by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) which was reached with six world powers in Vienna on July 14.
In the letter to President Rouhani who also chairs the SNSC, the Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei referred to the precise and responsible examination of the JCPOA in the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament) and also the SNSC, and the clearance of this agreement through legal channels, and issued important instructions regarding the observation of and safeguarding the country’s national interests.
In his letter, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei also warned against any breach of the deal by the other side and noted that any remarks by the other side that says the structure of the sanctions will remain unchanged or imposition of any sanctions on Iran at any level under any pretext would translate into the violation of the JCPOA.
Enumerating nine-point requirements for the implementation of the JCPOA, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei endorsed SNSC Resolution 634, dated August 10, 2015, provided that the following provisions and requirements are observed.