Germany to Remain Committed to JCPOA: Official
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – State Secretary of the Federal Foreign Office of Germany Markus Ederer reiterated his country’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Germany will remain committed to the JCPOA and do its utmost in implementing the deal, he said Saturday in a meeting in Tehran with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi.
Ederer further referred to Berlin’s eagerness to develop economic ties with Tehran, saying Germany is ready for cooperation with the Islamic Republic in all areas, including finance and banking.
Takht Ravanchi, for his part, referred to the long history of good ties between the two countries, saying Iran seeks to expand its relations with Germany.
He also stressed that Tehran expects Berlin to pursue the economic projects agreed between the two countries more seriously and insisted that existing banking problems should be removed promptly.
The banking problems that have hindered some of Iran’s economic interactions with the world originate from the US failure to fully implement the JCPOA.
The nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) came into force in January 2016.
However, Iran still has problems in its banking transactions or in restoring its frozen assets, because Western countries, including Germany, and those involved in such processes are afraid of Americans.