ID : N-5082 Date : 2019/04/15 - 10:15
(Persia Digest) - The French Ambassador to Washington DC, Gérard Araud, has deleted the controversial tweets on Iran's nuclear deal that he had posted on Saturday.
Araud wrote in his Twitter account: “It’s false to say that on expiration of the JCPOA, Iran will be allowed to enrich uranium. Under the NPT and its additional protocol, it will have to prove, under strict monitoring, that its nuclear activities are civilian.” “As we said in 2002 that enriching uranium without a credible civilian program was illegal under the NPT, we’ll be able to react likewise in 2025 if necessary. Sanctions were imposed. Sanctions could be reimposed. There is no “sunset” after the JCPOA,” he added.
Mehr News reports that following the tweets of the French Ambassador to Washington, Iran's Foreign Ministry summoned the newly appointed French Ambassador to Tehran, Philippe Thiebaud, to strongly protest at the controversial tweets.
Furthermore, in reaction to Saturday's tweets, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi tweeted: “If tweets by @GerardAraud represent French position, we're facing a major violation of the object and purpose of the JCPOA and UNSCR 2231. Needs immediate clarification by Paris, or we act accordingly.
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