EU3 to Stick to JCPOA As Long As Iran Does: Britain’s US Envoy
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The British ambassador to the US said Britain, Germany and France are going to stay in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as long as Iran remains in the 2015 nuclear deal.
“As long as Iran is in compliance with the JCPOA, with the Iran nuclear deal, we will continue to support it and to be part of it, the three European countries,” Kim Darroch told CNN Thursday morning.
Darroch said though that Britain is worried, as the US administration is, about Iran’s ballistic missile program and its regional activities in Lebanon and Yemen.
“We are looking to work with this administration on ways of addressing those issues while sticking with the JCPOA,” Darroch said.
On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the nuclear deal.
Following the controversial move, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic weighs plans to remain in the agreement with the other five parties, namely Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, provided that the remaining JCPOA parties ensure its full benefits for Iran.
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.