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EU Political Will to Save JCPOA Strong

EU Political Will to Save JCPOA StrongEU Political Will to Save JCPOA Strong

A senior diplomat said Monday that Europe’s political commitment to preserving the nuclear deal dubbed JCPOA is “still strong”.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi met with European ambassadors to Tehran on Monday and discussed the latest developments in the world after the unilateral withdrawal of US from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

“Europe’s political will to preserve the JCPOA is still strong. Negotiations to reach practical and operational solutions are underway,” said a post Araghchi published on social media after his meeting. Iran signed an international treaty with five permanent member states of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany in 2015 to curb its peaceful nuclear program in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions.  The International Atomic Energy Agency has routinely  confirmed Iran’s abidance by the agreement but the embattled US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled out of the agreement in May.

The move prompted the other signatory states to the historic deal to voice stronger support for Iran and reassure that they will continue complying with the agreement and doing business with Iran after the US exit.

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