‘All sanctions based on the nuclear agreement (which is officially called the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (PACI) were expected to be eliminated and all have been lifted,’ he said in reference to the understanding with the Group 5 + 1.
Araqchi stated that ‘obstacles remain’, but none are related to the PACI. ‘Only the nuclear sanctions were intended to be eliminated and we were not allowed to negotiate the lifting of other sanctions,’ he said.
According to the deputy foreign minister, before the imposition of sanctions Iran used to sell 2.5 million barrels of oil a day, but under sanctions the number dropped to one million barrels.
During last year, the first one of the execution of the atomic arrangement with the G5 + 1, many obstacles were observed in the implementation, but the Persian nation was able to face each of them, he said.