Russia, France, UK reassure Iran about commitment to JCPOA

January 10, 2020 - 18:32

TEHRAN — The foreign ministries of the Russian Federation, France and Britain have said that their country will remain committed to obligations under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

According to Tasnim, French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said on Thursday that France will adhere to the nuclear agreement within the framework of the Vienna Agreement.

Russia said this week that it remains fully in compliance with the nuclear deal and is ready to continue working towards their achievement.

“The challenges which the international community has come across during the implementation of the comprehensive arrangements call for political will and collective response, primarily by the main JCPOA signatories. We have no doubt that when these challenges are checked Iran will see no reason to avoid compliance with the agreed commitments. We urge all our partners to continue on the path set out in the JCPOA and to create conditions for the resumption of its sustainable implementation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson disregarded U.S. President Donald Trump's call to withdraw from the nuclear deal, telling Iran's President Hassan Rouhani in a telephone conversation on Thursday morning that his country remains committed to the international agreement.

“The Prime Minister underlined the UK's continued commitment to the JCPOA and to ongoing dialogue to avoid nuclear proliferation and reduce tensions," Johnson's office said in an official statement after his call with Rouhani.

Following Iran’s decision to take the fifth and final step in reducing commitment under the nuclear deal, a German Foreign Ministry spokesman had said on Monday that Germany’s goal remains to save the agreement.

The United Nations nuclear watchdog monitors Iran's actions, consistently reporting that the Persian Gulf nation remained in compliance with the treaty.

On Wednesday, Trump urged the remaining signatories to the deal - Britain, China, France, Germany, and Russia - to seek a new agreement.

MH/PA

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