News ID: 234605
Published: 0352 GMT November 21, 2018

Iran denies plans for pulling out of JCPOA

Iran denies plans for pulling out of JCPOA

Iran’s Foreign Ministry quashed rumors that it is getting ready to pull out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral nuclear agreement from which the US withdrew in May.

In a statement on Wednesday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi denied the rumors going around on the Internet to the effect that Iran’s Foreign Ministry is preparing for the country’s withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, Tasnim News Agency reported.

“These rumors are definitely false, groundless,” Qassemi said.

He added that certain local and foreign groups make such speculations in order to deceive the public, create tensions, negatively impact the market, and even undermine the livelihood of people.

On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

Iranian officials have said the country will remain in the JCPOA as long as the nuclear deal serves its interests.



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