EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell in a statement on Sunday rejected the United States' right to unilaterally restore international sanctions on Iran on a basis of an agreement it withdrew from.

Iran PressEurope: "As recalled in my statement of August 20, as well as in the Chair's statement following the JCPOA Joint Commission on September 1 in this year, the US unilaterally ceased participation in the JCPOA by presidential Memorandum on May 8 in 2018 and has subsequently not participated in any JCPOA-related activities."

"It cannot, therefore, be considered to be a JCPOA participant State and cannot initiate the process of reinstating UN sanctions under the UN Security Council resolution 2231. Consequently, sanctions lifting commitments under the JCPOA continue to apply," Borrell said in a statement."

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