(Persia Digest) – In response to a letter written by the E3 to the UN expressing concern about Iran’s missile program, Iran’s top diplomat said: “Despite the illegal US withdrawal from the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal, the Europeans are trying to appease Donald Trump instead of dealing with economic terrorism.”

Javad Zarif tweeted: “A year after US' unlawful abrogation of JCPOA, Europe can't muster political will to defy US' #EconomicTERRORISM. Not even by setting up a single banking channel for humanitarian aid. E3 are instead busy appeasing @realDonaldTrump by pressuring UN over our defensive capabilities.”

As reported by Persia Digest (PD), France, Germany, and the UK sent a letter to the UN Secretary General on Tuesday, expressing concern over Iran’s nuclear program. They asked Guterres to publish the full details of Iran’s missile capabilities in his next report which is due in June.

Following the release of this letter, Iran's representative to the United Nations responded to a claim that Iran has violated the Security Council resolution 2231 by announcing: “Iran has repeatedly rejected the misconceptions and unilateral interpretations of the European countries and emphasized its inherent right to continue its missile and space programs.

These letters have urged European countries to abandon their double standards and address real problems such as the withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA nuclear deal and the Zionist regime’s destructive behaviors and weapons of mass destruction.”

UN Resolution 2231 was issued in support of the JCPOA. It asks the IR if Iran to refrain from any activities on missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. But Tehran emphasizes that its missile program is purely defensive and it has no intention to produce nuclear warheads.

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