Iran Has Shouldered the Whole Burden of JCPOA While It's a Multilateral Deal, Deputy FM Says

  December 17, 2020   News ID 1167
Iran Has Shouldered the Whole Burden of JCPOA While It's a Multilateral Deal, Deputy FM Says
In JCPOA coordination meeting that was held in the form of a videoconference, Iranian officials criticized the European parties that have dodged shouldering their share of responsibilities.

Tehran, SAEDNEWS, Dec. 17: Speaking at the 17th meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission on Wednesday, which was held in a video conference, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi criticized the recent positions of European governments after the assassination of Iranian nuclear and defense scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

"Instead of condemning the brutal assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist, three European governments condemned the legal punishment of a criminal," Aragchi noted while referring to the three country's position on Ruhollah Zam's execution.

The head of the Iranian delegation stated at the JCPOA Joint Commission meeting: "The European parties always want only Iran to be restrained against all illegal and hostile behavior, whether US sanctions or sabotage in Natanz and the assassination of nuclear scientists. While Iran cannot bear all the costs of implementing the JCPOA and the illegal behavior of others, others must pay to maintain the JCPOA."

"Iran has always been clear about its position and is ready to fulfill its obligations under the nuclear deal after the US returns to the nuclear deal," Araghchi said.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister also stressed that the three Europeans, which consider themselves committed to democracy and its rules, should not expect Iran to ignore the principles of democracy and not implement the law passed by the parliament.

He added: "The Iranian government is committed and obliged to implement what approved in the parliament after going through their legal steps."

The Joint Commission of JCPOA was held on Wednesday, with the participation of representatives of China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain, and Iran at Deputy Foreign Ministers' level.

Coordinator of the Joint Commission of JCPOA stated after Wednesday's meeting: The participants in today's meeting agreed to hold an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of JCPOA member states on December 21 via videoconferencing (Source: IranPress).

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