Austria Underlines Support for Implementation of Iran Nuclear Deal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Austria’s foreign minister stressed his country’s support for implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and said the Islamic Republic should enjoy all of its advantages.
All sides should be committed to their obligations enshrined in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Sebastian Kurz said in a phone conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday.
He added that Vienna supports implementation of the nuclear agreement and Iran’s right to fully benefit from its advantages.
Iran and G5+1 (US, Britain, France, Russia, China plus Germany) reached the nuclear deal in Vienna in July 2015.
According to the agreement, the Islamic Republic accepted certain limitations on its peaceful nuclear program in exchange for removal of sanctions.
Despite support from the EU, China and Russia for the deal, US has failed to fulfil its obligations.
During the phone conversation between Iranian and Austrian foreign ministers, the two sides also discussed issues of mutual interest and explored avenues for boosting the bilateral ties between Tehran and Vienna.
Zarif also congratulated Kurz’s People’s Party (OeVP) victory in the recent election and wished him success in his new post as Austria’s chancellor.
Kurz’s People’s Party came first in Sunday’s election with 31.5 per cent, followed by the center-left Social Democrats on 26.9 per cent, final results showed late on Thursday.
Kurz would become the EU’s, and perhaps the world’s, youngest leader.