Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani has warned the three European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal against the consequences of their move to trigger a dispute mechanism in the agreement will meet with a response from Tehran.
In remarks on Wednesday, the Iranian Parliament speaker said the Europeans’ behavior towards Iran’s nuclear program is inspired by the US policies.
He also noted that the three European parties’ decision to resort to the dispute mechanism, set out in Article 36 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signifies their intentions, adding, “However, Iran will respond to them.”
The Parliament speaker also noted that the European conducts resemble the American policies and indicate that they are in the US’ camp.
“However, it is natural that political skirmish will have consequences for both sides,” Larijani added.
In a tweet on January 15, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at the three European parties for failing to live up to their commitments under the JCPOA and for “selling their integrity” for fear of US’ bullying tactics.