US cannot end JCPOA unilaterally: Pak Analyst

Islamabad, Oct 7, IRNA – Former Pakistani ambassador and Executive Director of Center for International Strategic Studies says Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an agreement between Iran and P5+1 and the US cannot end it unilaterally.

In an interview with IRNA, Ali Sarwar Naqvi said that Iran is fully adhering to the JCPOA and other parties of the agreement especially the US must also stick to the deal.
“I think the US would break international law and break its commitment if they try to end the agreement,” he said. The analyst added that Iran has the support of the IAEA, which is also saying that Iran is abiding by the JCPOA agreement terms.
He added Americans claim that Iran may use this technology for weapons which is just a suspicion not based on fact.
“Iran is sticking to the JCPOA an agreement between Iran and all the P5+1 countries so Iran is adhering to the agreement but the Americans are giving hints that they may not continue with it which is very bad,” he said.
The analyst also said that European countries will not agree to end the agreement.
“The problem which is developing in the international nuclear order is that countries are not abiding by the law and the rule that have been established,” he noted.
Naqvi was of the view that the international nuclear order which means the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) and all the other regulations, treaties and conventions of the international nuclear order to control or regulate a nuclear development are now in a state of great uncertainty.
“There is the case of North Korea on which the US is taking a very tough stand but the North Koreans are also very firm on their position. Similarly there is an issue of nuclear suppliers group where the membership of the group is sought by India and Pakistan. Third there is the question of various countries which might achieve nuclear weapons capability,” said the diplomat.
'We in Pakistan and I myself support Iran’s development of peaceful uses of nuclear energy because Iran has a right under the article 4 of the NPT,' he added, “So Iran must develop its nuclear program for peaceful purposes.'


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