Jul 07, 2019 20:00 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 28, 2019 15:40 Asia/Tehran]
  • Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger
    Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger

Iran' s recent move toward JCPOA has resulted in reactions of the European states.

Iran Press/ Europe: After Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said that Iran is going to take the second step towards the reduction of its commitments within JCPOA, with uranium enrichment exceeding the %3.67 percent limit, some of the European countries toward Iran's recent move.

Iran's refusal to talk under US pressure is not surprising

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Wolfgang Ischinger pointing to the policy of double standard of the US to put Iran under pressure and at the same time asking to negotiate with Tehran, said that no country negotiates under pressure.

Ischinger also said that the US approach to put Iran under pressure and at the same time wanting Tehran to negotiate is useless, Iran Press reported.

Expressing concern about the destroying of 12 years of negotiation to reach the JCPOA, Ischinger said: " There is a risk that the situation will return to 2003."

Germany awaits IAEA approval

On the other hand, in response to the increase of uranium enrichment levels by Iran, Germany federal foreign office announced that Berlin will be awaiting the approval of this issue by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

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Germany federal foreign office in a statement expressed concern about Iran's decision to increase the level of uranium enrichment to more than the level specified in the JCPOA.

The statement also emphasized that Germany will await a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

This is while, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Sunday afternoon: "with the 60-day window of opportunity has drawn to a close and Iran is now taking the second reciprocal step, with uranium enrichment at higher that 3.67 percent level will commence in the next few hours."

Britain calls on Iran to act within JCPOA

Meanwhile, UK has urged Iran to return the previous state of its uranium enrichment, claiming that Iran has violated the 2015 nuclear deal. It is while the US had unilaterally withdrawn the deal it had signed, and the European parties neither showed a tough reaction to the US nor fulfilled their commitments to the nuclear deal.

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Kamalvandi: Uranium enrichment at more than 3.67 percent to start within hours

Responding to Iran press correspondent's question about INSTEX (Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges) and the possibility of not benefiting from it by selling oil, Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said: "Islamic Republic does not count on any specific country, let alone Europeans and INSTEX."


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