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Expert: Suspend Some Nuclear Commitments to End SPV Impasse

Expert: Suspend Some Nuclear Commitments to End SPV Impasse Expert: Suspend Some Nuclear Commitments to End SPV Impasse

Iran has to take a risk and suspend some of its commitments under the nuclear deal if it wants to break the stalemate in negotiations with European powers over a financial mechanism meant to get around US sanctions, a political expert said. 
“The current status quo is not in Iran’s interests. So we have to put some of our commitments under the JCPOA on hold after a detailed assessment to prompt the European Union to revise its sluggish approach and put its words of support for Iran into action,” Hassan Beheshtipour told the Iranian Diplomacy website in a recent interview, using the abbreviation for the 2015 accord’s full name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  
“Such a move by Tehran may seem radical and it definitely is. But something needs to be done eventually to achieve a political and diplomatic breakthrough,” he said. 

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