Iran’s Deputy FM Calls for Europe’s More Active Role in JCPOA Implementation

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi, who is on an official visit to Germany, called on Europe to play a more active role in enforcement of the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.

In a speech at the Korber Foundation in Berlin on Tuesday, Takht Ravanchi highlighted the implementation process of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and the challenges hampering the process, including hurdles to Iran’s banking ties with other countries.

He pointed to the US moves to renege on the JCPOA and called for Europe’s more active cooperation in the implementation of the nuclear deal, particularly in banking fields.

The deputy foreign minister also talked about the latest developments in Iran’s relations with European countries, including Germany.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France, and Germany) on July 14, 2015 reached a conclusion over the text of the 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

The comprehensive nuclear deal terminated all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran.

However, Iranian officials have complained about the failure of the other side, especially the US, to fully implement the accord, as Iran still has problems in its banking transactions with other countries.

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