Iranians entitled to benefit from Iran deal: Austrian ambassador

October 2, 2018 - 9:40

TEHRAN – The Austrian Ambassador to Tehran, Stefan Scholz, said on Monday that that Iranians are entitled to benefit from the 2015 nuclear agreement, in the economic sphere in particular.

During a meeting of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee with European ambassadors to Tehran, Scholz stated that removing sanctions is the main component of the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), IRNA reported.

He said the European Union deeply regrets Washington’s decision to pull out of the landmark pact and to impose unilateral sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the nuclear deal on May 8 and reimposed sanctions against Iran, the first batch of which was snapped back on August 6, and the second will be reimposed on November 4.

Pointing to the recent meeting of the remaining JCPOA signatories’ foreign ministers in New York, Scholz said the participants reaffirmed their full commitment to the nuclear deal and stated that as long as Iran fulfills its obligations, they will adhere to the accord.

He said Iran and the EU are cooperating based on the policy which has been highlighted in the joint statement of April 2016.

He added that Iran’s cooperation under the EU horizon 2020 program, research activities, Iran’s student exchange programs, training judicial officials from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey in Vienna are on the agenda.


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