EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini spoke by phone with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and discussed the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Iran nuclear deal and bilateral ties.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States against the "painful mistake" of pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The Iranian envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has criticized the US for failing to live up to its commitments under the nuclear deal signed between Tehran and the P+1 group of countries in 2015.
Iran says it could withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal if the “atmosphere of uncertainty” created by the new US administration continues to prevent Tehran from reaping the benefits of the multilateral accord, particularly in the business and banking sectors.
FM vows Iran will respond if US gives up on nuclear deal
Iran’s Foreign Minister said on Sunday the shooting down of an Israeli jet after it bombed a military site in Syria had shattered Israel’s “so-called invincibility”, reacting to a speech delivered earlier by Israel’s premier.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again reiterated the Islamic Republic's full compliance with the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, stressing the United States would undoubtedly regret any violation of the deal.
US lawmakers have put forward a bill at the House of Representatives, seeking to “tighten” the term of a 2015 multinational nuclear deal with Iran, despite international warnings for Washington to stop attempts to undermine the accord.
Washington’s closest allies have sent a carefully timed warning to Donald Trump not to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, saying it is essential for international security, and no better alternative has been suggested by the White House.