EU: Parties Sticking to Iran Nuclear Deal

EU: Parties Sticking to Iran Nuclear DealEU: Parties Sticking to Iran Nuclear Deal

All the parties to the Iran nuclear deal are abiding by its terms, the European Union said on Thursday, despite Tehran’s complaint that new US sanctions over its missile program and regional activities breach the agreement. Tehran says the new measures violate its 2015 deal with world powers, which eased sanctions in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, an agreement harshly criticized by US President Donald Trump. “So far, we consider that all parties have been implementing their commitments under the deal,” Catherine Ray, a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, told a press briefing in Brussels, AFP reported. “We expect their continued adherence,” Ray said. Ray based her expectation on a July 21 meeting in Vienna of the Mogherini-chaired commission that brings together Iran and other parties to discuss the deal’s implementation. Mogherini’s office issued a statement at the time saying the meeting’s participants confirmed their continued adherence and “stressed the need to ensure its full and effective implementation in a constructive atmosphere.” Ray said the Joint Commission allowed for the Iranian view on new US sanctions to be widely discussed.

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