(Persia Digest) - Chairman of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations has said: “The Deputy Foreign Secretary announced today that Instex will become operational soon and London supports the JCPOA nuclear deal; but these are just repetitions of what has been said before.”
On the sidelines of a visit by Andrew Morrison, adviser on Middle Eastern affairs, Kamal Kharazi reiterated: “The E3 took no serious action in the JCPOA; as such, Iran is rolling back some of its obligations according to the JCPOA.”
Kharazi stated that new measures will be taken after the first 60 days deadline, adding: “Iranian officials are determined in their decision.”
Speaking about the EU’s commitments in the JCPOA, The Chairman of Iran's Strategic Council on Foreign Relations said: “It remains to be seen whether these are just promises made by the EU or whether they will take any practical steps in the remaining two weeks.”
Persia Digest (PD) reports that Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, German FM Haiko Maas, and Secretary General of the European External Action Service Helga Schmid have alrady traveled to Iran to convince this country to remain in the JCPOA and de-escalate tensions with the US, to no avail.
Iran believes that all signatories to the JCPOA must remain committed to their obligations in the deal and not expect a one-sided commitment from Iran.
Following a unilateral withdrawal by the US from the deal on 8 May 2018 and the reinstatement of sanctions on Iran, European countries promised to compensate for the US abrogation and asked Iran for time. But with the passing of over a year, the EU, China, and Russia have taken no measures yet to salvage Iran’s interests in the nuclear deal.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in 2015 between Iran and world powers, imposing limitations on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program in return for lifting the nuclear sanctions.
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