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FM Zarif urges Europe to read JCPOA context

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 15, IRNA -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday urged the European states to read context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action they signed with Iran.

'Reminder to our E3 partners in #JCPOA: There is NO prohibition on the enrichment of uranium by Iran under #NPT, #JCPOA or UNSCR 2239. Neither now, nor in 2025 or beyond,' Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in his Twitter account on Monday.

'Might be useful for European partners to actually read the document they signed on to, and pledged to defend.'
French envoy to US Gerard Araud in a tweet deleted afterwards had claimed 'It's false to say that at the expiration of the JCPOA, Iran will be allowed to enriching uranium. Under the NPT and its additional protocol, it will have to prove, under strict monitoring, that its nuclear activities are civilian.'

In reaction to what French diplomat claimed, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said 'If tweets by @GerardAraud represent French position, we're facing a major violation of the object and purpose of the JCPOA and UNSCR 2231. Needs immediate clarification by Paris, or we act accordingly.'

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