Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the offers made by Europeans to save the Iran nuclear deal have so far failed to meet Iran’s expectation, but Tehran is still hopeful Europe could convince it to remain in the deal.
Speaking in a regular press briefing on Monday, Qassemi said Iran and the EU have discussed plans for financial, investment and industrial cooperation, among other fields.
“Europe has made offers but it has not yet finalized them, and Iran’s expectations have not been met either,” Qassemi said
The spokesman expressed hope Europe could in coming weeks “pass this big test successfully” and manage to satisfy the Islamic Republic.
Early May, the US walked out of the deal and since then is working to re-impose its sanctions on Tehran and push the world to cut trade with Iran.
Tehran has announced its continued commitment to the deal is conditional on EU’s binding guarantees assuring Iran its interests will be served if it remains in the deal.
The EU has offered Iran a support package to compensate for the US pullout, which obliges the European Investment Bank to support EU firms willing to enter Iranian markets, among other measures.
Iran has announced the package is acceptable at the macro level, but talks are underway between the two sides on details of the package.