Iran urges France, Germany, UK to implement JCPOA commitments

2020-11-20 16:05:40 GMT2020-11-21 00:05:40(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Friday urged France, Germany and Britain, the three European signatories to the Iranian 2015 nuclear deal, to implement their commitments to protecting Iran's nuclear rights enshrined under the pact.

France, Germany and Britain, also known as E3 with reference to the nuclear deal, are expected to stop their political "blame game" against Iran and fulfil their commitments pertaining to the multilateral accord, the Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

The remarks were made in reaction to a recent E3 statement which urged Iran to adhere to its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the non-proliferation treaty.

"The Islamic Republic's peaceful nuclear activities have full compliance with the international law, and it is totally lawful and legitimate," said Khatibzadeh.

Iran has reduced its commitments under the JCPOA in response to the U.S. withdrawal from the deal in 2018, its sanctions against Iran as well as Europe's "failure" to honor its obligations over Iran's rights, he said.

The spokesman expressed Iran's readiness to re-embrace its commitments if other parties abide by their own obligations. Enditem