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Officials from EU countries that remain committed to the deal have said it would be disastrous if EU efforts fail to preserve it.
Officials from EU countries that remain committed to the deal have said it would be disastrous if EU efforts fail to preserve it.
Monday, May 21, 2018

Senior Adviser to Leader Says EU Making Contradictory Statements

Monday, May 21, 2018

Senior Adviser to Leader Says EU Making Contradictory Statements

A senior official said EU officials' contradictory remarks on the 2015 nuclear agreement after US withdrawal points to a "duplicitous" side that cannot be trusted. Ali Akbar Velayati said Sunday that while some EU officials claim to be committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the bloc is refusing to give guarantees and stand against the US pressure tactics, ISNA reported.
"Some European officials say they are not supposed to stand up to America and offer guarantees," said Velayati who is a senior adviser for international affairs to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei. 
"These contradictions in statements of European officials raise doubts. We hope our authorities could get the necessary guarantees in their negotiations" with the Europeans, he said, adding "A duplicitous side, which makes contradictory remarks, cannot be trusted." Velayati referred to the French oil giant Total quitting Iran, saying the company is a case in point after it announced that it was suspending a $2 billion project in Iran. 

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