Friday, May 25, 2018

Iran Undecided Whether to Stay in JCPOA: Deputy FM

Iran Undecided Whether to Stay in JCPOA
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country has not made a decision whether to leave or stay in the 2015 nuclear agreement following the US withdrawal from the international pact, also known as JCPOA.

“We have not come to a decision whether or not to remain in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) yet,” Araqchi said before a JCPOA joint commission meeting due to be held later on Friday.

Iran’s decision to stay in the nuclear deal hinges on how the remaining parties to the deal (Russia, China, Britain, France, and Germany) would make up for the lack of one of the JCPOA members (the US), he added.

“The European countries should tell us how they would be able to secure Iran’s interests in the JCPOA in the absence of the United States and with the return of the country’s sanctions,” the deputy foreign minister noted.

The remarks came after a number of Iran’s top diplomats and administration officials on Sunday attended a closed session of the parliament about the future of the JCPOA.

Last week, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a tight diplomatic trip for negotiations on how to save the JCPOA in the wake of the US withdrawal from the multilateral nuclear deal.

The foreign minister held meetings with Chinese and Russian officials in Beijing and Moscow and then traveled to Brussels for talks with the European parties to the JCPOA.

 l'Iran juge les promesses européennes insuffisantes


  1. Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi underlined that his country will not remain committed to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if the European countries do not guarantee Tehran's demands.
    "Yesterday’s IAEA report on Iran could be the last IAEA report if Europe does not guarantee Iran’s demands," Najafi said.

  2. Der französische Präsident Emmanuel Macron hat in seiner Rede beim Internationalen Wirtschaftsforum in Sankt Petersburg die Entschädigungsmaßnahmen für europäische Unternehmen unterstützt, die von den US-Sanktionen gegen den Iran betroffen werden können.
    „Wir haben eine konkrete Antwort gegeben in Bezug darauf, was den französischen Staat anbetrifft; ich bin dafür verantwortlich", sagte er in einer Plenarsitzung. „Zudem haben wir auch unseren Firmen eine Antwort gegeben, (…) in der vorigen Woche haben wir Maßnahmen zum kommerziellen Schutz ergriffen. Ich unterstütze die Maßnahmen der EU-Kommission, die den betroffenen Unternehmen Entschädigungen bieten, sowie das Zusammenwirken mit der Europäischen Investitionsbank und die Erstattungen", so Macron.


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