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Shamkhani:JCPOA's success depends on conclusive commitments of all parties

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 13, IRNA -- Supreme Leader's Representative and secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said on Monday that success of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) depends on undisputable fulfillment of unfinished tasks by the west and full implementation of commitments by all parties.

Shamkhani made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn on Monday.

During the meeting, the two sides reviewed mutual relations along with regional and global developments.

Welcoming expansion of long-term and sustainable cooperation between the two countries mainly in economics, banking cooperation and insurance, Shamkhani called for implementing executive agreements signed between the two sides.

'Expansion of cooperation with independent states will be based on mutual respect and meeting both sides' interests,' Shamkhani said adding that after implementation of the JCPOA and removal of all economic sanctions, Luxemburg can make use of Iran's vast capabilities for investment opportunities.

The JCPOA is an internationally-recognized and binding agreement for the signatory countries as well as other members of the international community, he said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran as evidenced by supervisory bodies has fulfilled its commitments but sound success of the JCPOA depends on fulfillment of the unfinished pledges by the western states, Shamkhani said.

Bitter experiences in recent years indicate that the Europeans should play a constructive and non-discriminatory role in dealing with terrorism in Iraq, Syria as well as in other places, he said.

He also advised the European Union to help prevent merciless carnage of innocent people in Yemen by Saudi Arabia.

Silence in dealing with regrettable crimes of Al-Salman against defenseless women and children in Yemen is regarded as being accomplices to genocide and destruction of the country's resources and infrastructure, Shamkhani said.

Luxemburg foreign minister, for his part, referred to the positive role of Iran in fight against terrorist groups and called for expansion of all-out relation and cooperation between the two countries.

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