Iranian Deputy FM Warns France on Diplomat's Remarks

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi deplored recent remarks by French Ambassador to the US Gerard Araud about the 2015 nuclear deal and said if they represent France’s position it would be a major violation of the agreement.

Iranian Deputy FM Warns France on Diplomat's Remarks

“If tweets by @GerardAraud represent French position, we're facing a major violation of the object and purpose of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and UNSCR 2231,” Araqchi said on his Twitter account on Monday.

“Needs immediate clarification by Paris, or we act accordingly,” he added in his tweet.

It came several hours after Araud tweeted, “Russia is providing enriched uranium to the Busheer (sic) nuclear power plant. So there won’t be any conceivable reason for Iran to massively enriching uranium after the JCPOA.”

“As we said in 2002 that enriching uranium without a credible civilian program was illegal under the NPT, we’ll be able to react likewise in 2025 if necessary. Sanctions were imposed. Sanctions could be reimposed. There is no “sunset” after the JCPOA,” the French diplomat said in another tweet on Saturday night.

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