France asked Iran not to take next step in scaling down JCPOA commitment
France urged Iran not to scale back further on its commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran Press /Europe: France's foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said on Wednesday in a rather rude tone that Iran should not take the fourth step to scale down its commitment under the Joint Comprehensive plan of action.
Furthermore, von der Muhll in a daily briefing called Iran's new phase of measures in reducing its commitment toward JCPOA as a worrying act, reported Iran press.
On 8 May 2017, US after withdrawing from the 2015 deal, imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran, but EU countries vowed by staging a trade mechanism called INSTEX to secure Iran's basic rights accord in the historical deal but as Iran says E3 can't succeed Iran's interests. No practical measures have been taken yet towards the launch of the mechanism for trade with Iran called INSTAX.
On the same date, Iran notified its remaining partners in the deal that it would suspend the implementation of some of its commitments as a means of spurring the European side to honor its end of the bargain. Iranian on Jul 7 announced more reductions in its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal at the end of the 60-day ultimatum.
The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that the country will enrich uranium more than 20% in the 3rd step of easing its commitments in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The measure was taken in line with the Islamic Republic’s legal rights under Articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA. Furthermore, on October 10, 2019, The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi in a televised program on Wednesday explained further steps in reducing Iran's commitments under the nuclear agreement 2015 and saying the nuclear industry has served as a source of authority.