American Senator: US lost European allies' support over JCPOA
American Senator Jack Reed said that the US have lost the support of European allies over withdrawing from The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
IranPress/America: American Senator Jack Reed said in an interview with 'Fox News Sunday': "I think a problem we have is after withdrawing from the JCPOA, we've lost the support of our European allies, particularly. In fact, the Europeans are going to lengths to try to cushion the blow to the Iranians".
"And the Iranians have the ability to, through proxies particularly, to interrupt, interfere and, in fact, indeed cause us harm in Iraq and Syria and throughout the region", Senator Reed warned.
"So I, again, I think the biggest problem here is that we do not once again have a concerted (ph) world standing with us against the Iranians. And they will try to divide and conquer, separate the Europeans from us and continue to do that", the Senator concluded.
In Aug. EU and China reaffirm their commitment to JCPOA and economic and trade engagement with Iran.
On the sidelines of Asean Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Singapore, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with his counterpart Federica Mogherini, the highest representative of the EU for foreign affairs and security policy, to reaffirm their commitment to Iran nuclear deal.
Also Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Caspian Sea Littoral States Summit in Kazakhstan on Sunday said that "With America's withdrawal, preservation and strengthening of JCPOA has become crucial".
Putin also described the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) an important international agreement and emphasised the importance of all parties’ efforts to keep the deal after America's unilateral withdrawal from it.
Meanwhile, The Canadian foreign minister, Chrystia Freeland, has reiterated on the United Nations Security Council’s verification of JCPOA, saying the Canadian government believes the deal is essential for regional and global peace and security.
She made the remarks in response to a letter by Iranian-Canadians Congress on the country’s policy regarding Iran, adding that Canada will certainly support regulations passed based on international norms.
Before that Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Austrian National Council Andreas Schieder declared support for saving The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Tehran and the world powers in 2015.
On May 8, US President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the JCPOA, which drew harsh criticism from the international community and other signatories to the agreement.