Putin, Macron Reaffirm Support for JCPOA

Putin, Macron Reaffirm Support for JCPOAPutin, Macron Reaffirm Support for JCPOA

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed their support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal during a phone call on Thursday, the Kremlin’s press service said.

“Putin informed Macron about the results of his trip to Iran. In this context, the leaders spoke in favor of a thorough implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to resolve the situation around the Iranian nuclear program, stressing the inadmissibility of a unilateral revision of this crucial agreement,” the press service said in a statement, as cited by Sputnik.

Last month, US President Donald Trump refused to officially confirm to the US Congress that Iran is in compliance with the deal.

Other parties to the historic deal remain committed to the deal, which offered Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for assurances that its nuclear program would remain peaceful.

EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, has said the EU is committed to the continued, full and effective implementation of all parts of the JCPOA.

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel also said Berlin would try to persuade the US Congress to keep the deal.

All the signatories to the deal, except the US, are averse to renegotiating the deal or making any attempts to link non-nuclear issues with the international deal that was endorsed by UN Resolution 2231.


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