IP- Iran, Russia, and China in a trilateral statement about the 2015 Nuclear Deal, affirming that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) provisions remain in effect.

Iran PressEurope: The statement declared that "the three countries have spared no effort to reach the nuclear agreement and continue to protect this agreement, remaining committed to all obligations."

They reiterated their readiness to do whatever is necessary to revive the agreement.

It reads, “Our countries have consistently supported the JCPOA… Our support for the nuclear deal had not changed since 2018, when the United States illegally and unilaterally withdrew from this agreement, while the imposition of unilateral illegal sanctions and the implementation of a policy of maximum pressure on Iran became a turning point for this agreement.”

The three countries expressed regret towards the other countries involved, namely France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States, (E3+US) for choosing a different path concerning the nuclear agreement.

This statement follows that E3 submitted an anti-Iran draft resolution ahead of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s Board of Governors meeting.

There are reports that Washington had earlier abstained from joining the European troika, known as the E3, over fears that the resolution could further escalate the regional tensions whose ripple effects could rock the US presidential election in November.

Mohammad Eslami, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency, on Monday warned E3 of Iran's reaction.

“We act within the framework of national law, safeguards, and the NPT. They report contradictories because they failed to fulfill their obligations. They need to resume their obligations so that we can fulfill ours. If they issue resolutions or exert political pressure, we will react for sure.”

The meeting of the IAEA Board of Council was launched in Vienna with the participation of 35 member states. In the meeting three European countries, namely Britain, France, and Germany, presented a draft resolution to the Board of Governors, requesting an increased level of collaboration between Iran and the agency.

The document asks Tehran to take immediate and urgent measures to address safeguard claims. Meanwhile, it has been said that the document will be voted on in the next few days at the meeting of the Board of Governors.