EU3 statement on JCPOA, 'passive and weak': Foreign Ministry Spox
Tehran (IP) - The spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry has said that the European Troika statement on activation of the process for resolving disputes in the 2015 nuclear agreement shows the weakness of the European side.
Iran Press/ Iran News: Seyyed Abbas Mousavi told reporters on Tuesday: "First of all, it is necessary to explain that the action of the three European countries is passive and a weak one. The Islamic Republic of Iran has begun the process of resolving the differences in the nuclear agreement 2015 known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) since a year and a half ago by sending formal letters from Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the coordinator of the JCPOA, and therefore nothing new has happened in the process."
"Iran, in accordance with Articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, initiated the dispute settlement process which led to the meetings of political managers and ministers of JCPOA signatories and all sides of the agreement reaffirmed that the main cause of the current turmoil is the illegal withdrawal of the United States from the JCPOA," Mousavi stated.
He said: "All parts adopted solutions to remedy the situation. But European parties have failed to take tangible and serious action to fulfill their commitments, which is why our country has applied the provisions set out in paragraphs 26 and 36 of the JCPOA and stopped part of its nuclear obligations within five considerable intervals".
He implicitly warned: "If the Europeans continue their path of surrender to the US instead of trying to live up to their commitments or seek to exploit the dispute settlement process in the Joint Commission, they must also be prepared to accept the consequences that they have already been reminded of."
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, as in the past, is fully prepared to respond in good faith to any constructive effort to maintain this important international agreement and to support any constructive initiative in this regard," Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman emphasized.
Mousavi emphasized that Iran will respond appropriately with seriousness and decisiveness to any malign, and unproductive actions.