Nov 20, 2020 13:31 UTC
  • Iran to E3: Stop blame game, return to your JCPOA commitments

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Friday called on France, Germany, Britain to, instead of playing a blame game against Tehran, fully implement their commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

According to Tasnim News Agency, in a statement he said that France, Germany, and Britain are expected to stop their political blame game against Iran in line with their obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The spokesman added that the three European countries must instead return to the full implementation of the multilateral accord.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities are fully in accordance with international law, and (the nuclear program) is totally lawful and legitimate,” he said.

Stressing that Tehran has so far rowed back on its nuclear commitments in compliance with Articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, Khatibzadeh said that Iran scaled back its commitments after the US withdrew from the JCPOA and reinstated the anti-Iran sanctions and Europe failed to honor its obligations.

The official expressed the Islamic Republic’s readiness to reverse the suspension of its commitments under the multilateral nuclear deal if other parties return to the accord and abide by their own obligations.

The remarks came after France, Germany, Britain in a joint statement on Thursday urged Iran to return to its commitments under the JCPOA.