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Iran raps French President's comments on new nuclear deal

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun / 31 January 2021 / 12:07

Tehran (ISNA) - The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran dismissed the French president's recent remarks about the need for a new nuclear deal with Tehran.

In a statement, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Saeed Khatibzadeh responded to the recent comments by the French president, calling on Emmanuel Macron to exercise self-restraint and refrain from hasty and ill-advised stances.

"The JCPOA is a multilateral international agreement that has been endorsed and stabilized by the (UN) Security Council Resolution 2231. It is by no means re-negotiable, and its parties are also definite and unchangeable," he added.

Pointing to the US' withdrawal from the nuclear deal and Europe's failure to maintain it, the Iranian spokesman said, "If there is any willingness to revive and save the JCPOA, the solution is easy. The US should return to the JCPOA and lift the whole JCPOA and non-JCPOA sanctions that have been imposed (on Iran) during the tenure of the previous president of that country (the US)."

"If the French officials are worried about the huge arms sales to the Persian Gulf Arab states, they had better revise their policies," Khatibzadeh added.

"The French arms, along with other Western weapons, have not only massacred and killed thousands of Yemenis, but are also the main reason behind instability in the Persian Gulf region," he stated.

"Without a halt to the flood of arms exports from France, the UK, the US and others, one cannot expect stability and calm in this delicate region," the Iranian spokesperson added.

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