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Tehran’s Official Reveals What It Will Take to Keep Country in Nuclear Deal

  • Tehran’s Official Reveals What It Will Take to Keep Country in Nuclear Deal
    TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Tehran’s decision on whether or not to stay in the Iran nuclear deal will depend on the outcome of negotiations with other signatories and the extent to which they will manage to compensate for the US withdrawal, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said.

    “Iran has already announced its stance in this regard and [Iranian President] Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran has yet to decide whether or not to stay in the deal. Our decision depends on negotiations with European countries, Russia and China,” Araghchi was quoted by the IRNA news agency as saying during his visit to Moscow on Friday.

    He noted that Tehran was determined to wait and see whether the remaining parties to the deal would manage to make up for the US pullout and ensure Iran’s benefits from the deal. He also commented on Tehran’s cooperation with Moscow saying that bilateral cooperation would continue regardless of the JCPOA’s fate.

    “Iran-Russia relationship is beyond the JCPOA. We will have interactions with Russia with the JCPOA or without it,” he said.

    As the high diplomatic official noted, Iran expects the EU parties to present their package of measures designed to keep the agreement in force by July.

    “We hope that by the end of the month this package will be handed to us. Currently, the Europeans, with the support from Russia and China, are making efforts to prepare this package of proposals, so that Iran would be able to continue to sell its oil, receive profit from it and carry out bank and insurance operations,” Araghchi said, as quoted by the Tasnim news agency.

    On Friday, Araghchi said that Tehran might withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the coming weeks, unless Europe proved its commitment to preserving the agreement after the US pullout.

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June 25, 2018 - Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , ,

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