Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the end of Iran’s sanctions waiver for JCPOA-related projects in 60 days, stating that the regime has used the program to escalate its nuclear proliferation attempts.
JCPOA stands for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is the name of the Obama-era nuclear deal from which President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018.
“A regime that just days ago invoked ‘The Final Solution’ and which regularly threatens to wipe Israel off the map must never obtain a nuclear weapon,” he said. “The United States welcomes the international community’s widespread condemnation of the regime’s recent anti-Semitic statements.”
Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said Wednesday that the terminated waivers included “the Arak reactor conversion, the provision of enriched uranium for the Tehran research reactor, and the export of Iran-spent and scrap research reactor fuel.”
A waiver for the Bushehr nuclear power plant was extended 90 days because it predated the JCPOA agreement, but Pompeo said he could revoke it at any time.
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