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Mogherini says EU strictly follows implementation of JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA -- European Union's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that the "EU will monitor in a 'very strict manner' the implementation of the deal in its entirety, from all sides."

"It is a clear European shared interest to preserve the agreement," Mogherini said while speaking at the Atlantic Council on Feb 10.

According to the Council's website on Friday, Mogherini said, "Brussels is committed to the full implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran, and that she came away reassured from her meetings with US officials that Washington shares that commitment."

"I heard from my interlocutors the intention to make sure that the deal is 100 percent implemented.

"It is a clear European shared interest to preserve the agreement," she added.

"Europe feels an interest and a responsibility to engage with Iran" in an economic and political dialogue.

"I know this is not the US policy, but it is the European policy and it will continue," she said.

Iran and six major world powers- the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany- reached a landmark nuclear agreement known as the JCPOA on July 14, 2015.

"Implementation Day" of the deal was announced by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif and the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on January 16, 2016.

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