Iran vows to respond to EU’s probable use of ‘trigger mechanism’

Iran vows to respond to EU’s probable use of ‘trigger mechanism’

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said that ‘dispute resolution mechanism’ which is also known as the trigger mechanism exists for both sides of the deal and Iran can use it as well, Mehr news agency reports.

“If Europeans use the trigger mechanism, Iran will have to reconsider some of its commitments to IAEA; there also exists the same mechanism for this side of the deal; its not be the case that others use this capacity and Iran doesn’t,” Larijani said on Sunday in a press conference in Tehran held on the occasion of Majlis [Parliament] Day.

The remarks came as French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian urged Iran to return to full implementation of the JCPOA, threatening Tehran with the enactment of the JCPOA’s ‘dispute resolution mechanism’. Iran is reducing its commitments to the deal in a transparent and reversible approach as part of its inherent right in the agreement since other parties have failed to secure Iran’s interest after US unilateral withdrawal from the deal and imposition of sanctions.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Larijani said that “Today, enemies seek to create problems in the country and destroy the position of the Parliament … but they will not succeed.”

Larijani briefed Iranian and foreign media on measures and laws adopted by the Parliament during the past four years. The remarks come as the next parliamentary election is slated to be held on January 21 across the country and candidates can register in their respective cities until next Saturday.