Iran Tells Europe It Can’t Implement JCPOA Unilaterally

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi says if the Europeans are very concerned about preserving the nuclear deal, they must ask all parties to implement it, and above all, they must adhere to their own obligations.

Mousavi made the remarks in reaction to German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas’s comments in Stockholm.

“We agree with him [Maas] about the importance of the JCPOA for the international community and Europe, but we do not fully understand his emphasis on the need for Iran to unilaterally fulfil its commitments under a multilateral agreement.”

“If there are several parties to this agreement, all of them must meet their commitments similarly, and if they cannot, they should realise that we can also review our obligations under the JCPOA with the use of the mechanisms the nuclear deal has provided for us,” he went on to say.

Mousavi further advised Maas and others, who express concerns over the recent decisions of Iran, to carefully read the Article 36 of the nuclear agreement and the basics of law once more.

The German and Swedish foreign ministers expressed frustration Tuesday over the probable termination of the Iran nuclear agreement, warning Tehran that withdrawing from the deal would bring “international isolation”. They also criticised Washington for endangering a decade of diplomatic efforts.

   
   

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