Iran Not to Accept Anything beyond JCPOA, Rouhani Tells Macron

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will not accept any commitment beyond the nuclear deal it has signed with world powers.

In a Sunday phone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, which lasted more than an hour, President Rouhani said the JCPOA has ensured regional security and cooperation.

Rouhani slammed the US for seeking to violate the JCPOA and said over the past few days, Iran has adopted highly significant economic decisions in banking and forex areas in response to the US possible pullout of the nuclear accord.

The Iranian president blasted the US stance towards the JCPOA over the past two years and said continuation of the stance is not acceptable for Iran anymore.

He reiterated that the JCPOA is non-negotiable and said Iran will not accept any further commitments beyond the nuclear deal.

Rouhani called the Iran nuclear deal a main basis for building trust between Iran and the west, and said, “Given high capacities for expansion of ties in various political, cultural, economic and regional areas, we are determined to strengthen our relations with France.”

The French president, for his part, called for further expansion of ties between Iran and France.

He then underlined that France and other European sides of the Iran nuclear deal support the JCPOA and added his country will remain in the deal resolutely.

Macron also called on the Iranian president to remain in the nuclear deal even if the US decides to pull out.

He then referred to the regional issues and said France has always been after a stable region and said the JCPOA can serve as a good model for resolving regional issues.

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