Tehran: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday targeted the US for withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA). He said that the United States has committed a crime against humanity by banning Iran.
According to the IRNA News Agency, Rouhani, while addressing the 66th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) regional committee, said that the "US withdrew from the JCPOA without any reason and pressure from domestic extremists and Saudi Arabia. It is a disgrace for one country to come out of the agreement".
Rouhani calls America's move economic terrorism He said it is a big deal to pull out of any agreement supported by the United Nations Security Council. This issue gets aggravated when they (America) ban drugs and food items. America undoubtedly committed a crime against humanity. This is economic terrorism.
JCPOA aimed to stop nuclear weapons programs
The JCPOA agreement was signed in July 2015 between Iran, Germany and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the United States, China, Russia, Britain and France. The JCPOA agreement was aimed at limiting Iran's civilian energy (nuclear) program. Under this agreement, Iran agreed to stop its nuclear weapons program in exchange for the removal of international sanctions imposed on it.