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Iran to take 3rd step of reducing JCPOA commitments if no new terms offered

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Mon / 2 September 2019 / 14:59

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's strategy is commitment for commitment, in this case Tehran won't take the third step of reducing its JCPOA commitments, Iran's government spokesman, Ali Rabiei announced on Monday on the eve of a deadline at the end of this week.

"Iran will take the third step of reducing commitments within the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if Europe cannot offer the country new terms by the deadline at the end of this week," he said.

"One of the most important issues we have recently discussed with French president, Emmanuel Macron and the European Union was the ways to carry out the Europeans' commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal. If Europe can put its commitments into operation, Iran won't take the third step in reducing its JCPOA commitments. Our strategy is commitment for commitment," government spokesman added.

"Iran's oil should be bought and its money should be accessible to return to Iran. This is the agenda of our talks," Rabiei said, mentioning Iranian deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araghch's visit to France.

Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif is in Moscow, while Araghchi is to travel to Paris with a team of economists Monday.

"Fortunately, Iran's points of views have become closer to Europe on many issues and now technical discussions are being held on ways to carry out the Europeans' commitments in the nuclear deal," he added.

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