Germany to Remain Fully Committed to JCPOA: Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Michael Klor-Berchtold, Germany’s ambassador to Tehran, said Berlin is and will remain fully committed to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“It is absolutely not in our interest, to put this agreement at risk. Germany considers this agreement a great achievement. (It is) an achievement to all of us. For us it is clear: The agreement is working!” Klor-Berchtold said on Thursday.
He added, “The International Atomic Energy Agency has clearly stated: All participants are keeping their commitments. In these days – with challenges in all parts of the world – this agreement could even be considered as a working model for other conflicts.”
“Therefore, Germany is – and remains – fully committed to the JCPOA.”
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.