EU denies proposal to add clauses to JCPOA

EU denies proposal to add clauses to JCPOA
ID : N-1808 Date : 2018/05/21 - 10:10

(Persia Digest) – Reuters reported on Sunday, 20 May 2018: “Three EU sources have denied allegations about considering financial aid to Iran in return for obtaining concessions from Tehran to save the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal.”

Persia Digest reports that Welt am Sonntag wrote on Sunday: “Following Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 JCPOA deal with Iran, diplomats from the UK, Germany, France, China, and Russia will meet in Vienna this week to discuss future developments in the agreement.”

Quoting a high-ranking EU source, the German newspaper claimed: “These diplomats will be discussing a new deal between Tehran and the world powers along the lines of the JCPOA to satisfy the US. Clauses in the annexes of the agreement will deal US apprehensions about Iran’s ballistic missile program and alleged Tehran support for terrorist groups.”

This high-ranking EU official told Welt am Sonntag: “We must distance ourselves from the name of the nuclear agreement reached in Vienna and add a number of clauses to it; because, this is the only way to satisfy Trump to lift sanctions against Iran. Such an agreement may include financial help to Iran in the future.”

But after publishing the report, Reuters quoted the three EU sources present at the talks to convince Trump not to leave the JCPOA, that the report by the German paper was not correct.

One of the sources said: “The meeting in Vienna on Friday will focus on executive issues and details of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and will not encompass any other issues.”

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman also rejected a new package deal with Iran in return for a new agreement on the JCPOA.

Iran has announced that the first joint commission for the JCPOA without US presence will convene Friday on Iran’s request and only issues related to the deal with the remaining parties will be discussed.

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