Iran, EU, Germany Urge All Sides’ Compliance with JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel underlined the importance of all parties' commitment to the JCPOA.
In separate phone conversations with the Iranian top diplomat on Wednesday night, Mogherini and Gabriel stressed that all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers need to fulfil their obligations under the international agreement.
The two European sides further underlined that the Islamic Republic should be able to reap the full economic benefits of the JCPOA.
As long as Iran honors the terms of the deal, the European side will do the same, Mogherini and Gabriel added.
US President Donald Trump’s team now faces an Oct. 15 deadline to tell Congress whether it will continue to certify that Iran is complying with the deal. If Trump refuses to certify, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose US sanctions on Iran.
Last month, Trump, during an address before the United Nations General Assembly, said, "The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it”.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and implemented it in January 2016.
Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.