Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson has played down his French counterpart’s cautionary words about the dangers of leaving the 2015 nuclear deal, making it clear that Tehran will be implementing the JCPOA exactly in the same way that Paris would do it.
In a statement on Wednesday, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi responded to the comments by French Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll who has warned Iran against departing from the terms of the JCPOA.
“As long as you (France) remain committed to implementing your JCPOA undertakings, we will remain committed as well, and will carry out our commitments exactly like you,” Mousavi told his opposite number in Paris.
His reaction came after Von der Muhll said Iran “will gain nothing” by leaving the JCPOA.
“Putting it (the JCPOA) into question will only increase the already heightened tensions in the region,” she told reporters in a daily briefing on Wednesday.
Last night, Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif underscored that Tehran’s compliance with the nuclear accord will be commensurate with the European parties’ economic commitments.
“Iran is committed to the full implementation of the JCPOA: as long as E3/EU implement THEIR economic commitments,” Zarif said in a tweet after his British, French, and German counterparts and the EU foreign policy chief voiced concern about Tehran’s decision to scale down its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The top Iranian diplomat announced on July 1 that Tehran has increased the level of its low-enriched uranium production to over 300 kilograms.
The move came as part of a decision by the Islamic Republic of Iran to reduce some of its JCPOA commitments in reaction to the US violation of the deal and the Europeans’ failure to live up to their obligations.