(Persia Digest) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has commented on the latest actions by the EU to safeguard the JCPOA against US sanctions, saying: “Since the President’s talks on EU’s initial package presented to Iran and following what I recently said in Vienna at the ministerial meeting, the Europeans have made new proposals and acted on the two important areas of oil and banking.”
He added: “The EU has implemented the blocking statute and issuing a license for the European Investment Bank (EIB). From our viewpoint, these are mainly declarations of position rather than operational measures. Although this is a step in the right direction, we believe that the EU is still not ready to pay the cost.”
Zarif stated that Europeans have already shown their political will in words, stressing: “Europe’s political will can be answered by Iran only when it is accompanied by executive action. The Europeans say the JCPOA is a security achievement for them. It is natural that every country should invest for its security; we must be able to witness this investment in the coming months.”
Iran’s FM reiterated: “6 August was not set as a deadline by us and no other deadlines have been set. They have moved things to a certain extent, but this is not enough. We have already informed them of our expectations.”
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