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Mogherini: EU continues supporting Iran Deal

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 12, IRNA -- High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy reaffirmed EU's commitment to defend Iran nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Mogherini made the remarks Tuesday while addressing the plenary session of the European Parliament on EU-US relations.

She referred to the main disagreement between the EU and the US as regard multilateralism, saying 'Now, it is no secret that we have one main disagreement that concerns multilateralism and the very idea of a system for global governance. We Europeans continue to see multilateralism as the best way to prevent chaos, conflicts and confrontations in a multi-polar world.'

'This is why we continue and we will continue to defend the nuclear deal with Iran, the Paris agreement on climate change, and to fund the essential work of all the UN agencies, including UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East,' Mogherini was quoted by the European External Action Service (EEAS) as saying.

After Washington's May 8 exit from the historic Iran Deal the US gave 90 to 180 wind-down period to other countries before it starts re-imposing oil sanctions on Tehran on November 4.

Part of the US illegitimate sanctions were imposed on Iran on August 9.

US President Donald Trump also said he would reinstate the US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

This is while, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano earlier in a statement announced that Iran has complied with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

'Iran is implementing its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It is essential that Iran continues to fully implement those commitments,' the statement reads addressing a meeting of IAEA Board of Governors.

'The Agency continues to verify the non-diversion of nuclear material declared by Iran under its Safeguards Agreement. Evaluations regarding the absence of undeclared nuclear material and activities in Iran continue.'


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