JCPOA's future depends on E3, not Iran: Zarif

Thu 16 Jan 2020 20:13 GMT | 00:13 Local Time

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Referring to the dispute resolution mechanism which was activated on Tuesday by France, Britain, and Germany, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that JCPOA's future depends on E3, not Iran, Mehr news agency reports.

In a Wednesday tweet, Zarif wrote: ”E3's response to US attack on JCPOA has been to cut trade/investment in Iran while embargoing our oil.”

“Told #Raisina2020 it's sad that the biggest economy has allowed itself to be bullied into violating its own obligations. JCPOA's future depends on E3, not Iran,” he stressed.

Iranian foreign ministry noted, “Told #Raisina2020 that Iran believes in diplomacy: but not in re-negotiating a UNSC Resolution we agreed on with 6 Governments & EU.”

“We did not sign an "Obama deal" to go for a "Trump deal" now. Even if we did, who's to say we won't need Biden, Sanders or Warren deal next year?” Zarif added.

France, Britain, and Germany confirmed on Tuesday that they had triggered the dispute mechanism in the Iran nuclear deal, but said they were not joining the United States campaign to exert maximum pressure on Tehran.




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