Russian Ambassador to Iran calls on Europe to support nuclear agreement with Iran

16.09.2017, Iran.

Levan Dzhagaryan, ambassador of the Russian Federation to Iran called on European countries to confirm that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement in his interview to journalists on September 15, IRNA Information Agency reports.

The European states as independent countries should explicitly confirm Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal in the face of US adverse policies,” Levan Dzhagaryan said.

The ambassador also added that Russia and China’s opposition to the US President Donald Trump’s stance on the historic 2015 nuclear deal with Iran is “clear and obvious”.

Dzhagaryan stressed the importance of the European countries’ position, recalling the words of Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, who said immediately after Trump was elected president that European countries are independent, not American vassals.

On July 15, 2015 Iran together with six other states, the US, Russia, China, Germany, France and the UK, signed a nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In accordance with the JCPOA, the Iranian side agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions to be lifted. The IAEA report of August 31, 2017 shows that Iran is carrying out its responsibilities under the agreement in full.

US President Donald Trump, who earlier promised to cancel the Iranian agreement, notified Congress twice of Iran’s compliance with the regulations of JCPOA.

The last time Trump reported this to Congress was on July 17, 2017. Trump, under the regulations, is to report to Congress every 90 days upon presentation from the State Department. The next report is to be provided on October 30, 2017.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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