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Shamkhani: Tehran never tolerates violating sprit of JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA -- Secretary of Iran's National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran never tolerates violating the sprit of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by the parties to JCPOA.

Shamkhani made the remarks in a meeting with Norway Foreign Minister Børge Brende in Tehran.

Shamkhani complained that some parties to the nuclear deal adopted measures in contravention of the sprit of the JCPOA to maintain the sanctions.

Shamkhani said that satisfactory atmosphere has been created after implementation of the JCPOA to broaden economic cooperation between Iran and Europe.

He said that taking into account the huge economic and commercial potentials of Iran and Norway, the two countries would enhance level of trade and economic cooperation.

Shamkhani made clear that the issue of terrorism could not be resolved irrespective of considering its roots and main supporter.

While routes for shipment of weapons to the terrorism-stricken countries are open from Europe but the routes to shelter displaced people and victims of those weapons are shut down and the victims are currently exposed to violation of human rights, Shamkhani said.

To help restore peace and calmness to the region, the logistical lines to provide the terrorist groups with military supplies must shut down, he said.

Norway foreign minister said for his part that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a major country influential in the regional developments.

Iran plays positive role in restoring stability and calmness in Iraq and Syria and the country's role in sustainable tranquility in the sensitive region of the world sounds necessary.

Removal of economic sanctions on Iran will create suitable opportunity to broaden scope of economic cooperation between the two countries in all fields, said the Norwegian foreign minister.

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