Monday, November 28, 2022

Iran’s President, British Premier Discuss Bilateral Ties, JCPOA Implementation

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed a range of issues in a telephone conversation, with both calling for stronger cooperation between Tehran and London and efforts to ensure implementation of Iran nuclear deal.

During the conversation on Tuesday evening, President Rouhani hailed development of Tehran-London ties after coming into force of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Highlighting Britain’s role in the achievement of the JCPOA, the Iranian president said the efforts should now be focused on its full implementation.

He also voiced Iran’s readiness to work with Britain in the fight against terrorism, given the escalation of terrorist attacks in the world.

May, for her part, said London is resolved to enhance relations with Tehran in all fields.

She also restated Britain’s commitment to full implementation of the JCPOA, voicing support for the expansion of banking and trade cooperation.

She further voiced London’s preparedness to hold consultations with Tehran to coordinate efforts in battling terrorism.

Theresa May became Britain’s prime minister in July with the task of leading it out of the European Union. Former premier David Cameron stepped down after Britons rejected his entreaties to stay in the EU.

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