Iran’s Zarif Writes Letter to EU’s Mogherini on JCPOA: Spokesperson
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has written a letter to EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini about implementation of the lasting nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, an EU spokesperson said.
“The HRVP (Mogherini) did receive a letter from FM Zarif prior to the Ministerial meeting held in NY,” the spokesperson said, responding to a question by Tasnim about Zarif's letter.
The EU spokesperson also pointed to the contents of the letter, saying, “The issues mentioned in the letter related with the JCPOA implementation, are part of our regular discussions and were addressed in the Joint Commission and the Ministerial meeting that took place last week.”
The meeting between representatives from Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), held in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session.
The EU foreign policy chief was tasked with liaising with Iran on behalf of the Group 5+1 in the course of nuclear talks that stretched for some two years.
While the 159-page nuclear agreement came into force in January, some Iranian officials complain about the other party’s failure to fully implement the accord.
Back in March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Americans have yet to fulfill what they were supposed to do as per the nuclear deal.
Iran still has problems in its banking transactions or in restoring its frozen assets, because Western countries and those involved in such processes are afraid of Americans, the Leader said at the time, criticizing the US for its moves to prevent Iran from taking advantage of the sanctions removal.