Iran’s envoy to the UK says Tehran’s phased cuts in its commitments under a 2015 multilateral nuclear deal are only aimed at salvaging the very agreement, which was undermined in the wake of the United States’ withdrawal and the Europeans’ failure to boost trade with Iran.
We are told that senior personnel inside the EU's executive arm, the European Commission, are anxiously awaiting an assessment from the International Atomic Energy Agency regarding Tehran's compliance or otherwise with the terms of the Iran nuclear deal. We've been talking to an EU spokesperson about moves by Tehran to again reduce commitments it made under the landmark agreement in response to the actions and failures of others.
The European Union and signatories to a 2015 deal on the Iranian nuclear program have reacted to Tehran’s decision to take a fourth step in scaling back its commitments under the agreement in reciprocation for Washington’s withdrawal.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran welcomes any “realistic” initiative which can help resolve the crisis that has hit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal since the withdrawal of the United States from the agreement.
The European Union’s incoming top diplomat Josep Borrell said the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran must be preserved, stressing that “the political unity of the Europeans will be crucial" in keeping the agreement going.
An American political analyst says Iran “is doing the right thing” in suspending parts of its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal in response to the US’s exit from the agreement, adding that the whole procedure is “a win” for the Islamic Republic.
A member of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of Iranian Parliament said the 3rd step of reducing nuclear-related commitments shows Iran’s seriousness, adding that the Europeans showcased their weakness against US sabotage in the nuclear deal.
The 2015 Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) never stopped Iran’s nuclear industry, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali-Akbar Salehi said on Thursday.
European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the 28-nation bloc welcomes any talks between Iran and the US, emphasizing, however, that the 2015 nuclear deal enshrined in a United Nations Security Council resolution should be preserved.