Iran Sends Message to Brazil on JCPOA
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani sent a verbal message to his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral agreement on Iran’s nuclear program from which the US government withdrew in May.
Iran's deputy foreign minister for economic diplomacy, Gholamreza Ansari, who is also President Rouhani’s special envoy, held a meeting with Brazil's Minister of Foreign Relations Aloysio Nunes Ferreira Filho and relayed a message from Iran’s president to his Brazilian counterpart.
The Iranian president has enhanced political contacts with foreign leaders on the ways to save the 2015 nuclear deal after the US exit.
Last week, President Rouhani told his French counterpart that staying in the JCPOA will be out of the question if Tehran cannot enjoy the benefits of the nuclear deal.
On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in Vienna in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has underlined that any decision to keep the JCPOA running without the US should be conditional on “practical guarantees” from the Europeans.