Iran urges EU commitment to JCPOA
Iran urges EU commitment to JCPOA
Iran has called on the European parties to the 2015 deal (JCPOA), including Germany, to prove their sincere commitment to the pact, instead of toeing in the line of the United States.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – “Neither will Iran renegotiate a done deal nor will the UNSCR 2231 change by such stances [by some parties],” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said during his weekly presser on Monday.

His comments came in reaction to Germany’s call for a renegotiation of the 2015 nuclear agreement over the national defense program of Iran.

Germany’s top diplomat, Heiko Maas, toeing the line of America, has spoken of what he called a “nuclear deal plus” with Iran that would also cover the country’s conventional missile program and regional role. Maas said “a return to the previous agreement will not be enough,” and that “there will have to be a kind of ‘nuclear deal plus’, which is also in our interest.”

Khatibzadeh urged the Europeans to take the right decisions, saying, “Germany and other parties to the deal should know that what has not been achieved by the US’ so-called maximum pressure, will not be reached in other ways.”

Europeans are the parties that have failed to fulfill their obligations after the US’ withdrawal from the deal, he added.

Khatibzadeh further said, “We expect them to pay attention to the facts and know that Iran is neither compromising nor negotiating its national security.”

“Iran is well aware of its rights and responsibilities and has always reminded the other parties of their rights and responsibilities.”

Khatibzadeh pointed to Riyadh and Manama rulers’ wish to be partners to “future talks on Iran’s nuclear program” and said some regional countries have made every effort, at the cost of their people’s livelihood, to ensure their own security with the help of the US’ outgoing president.

“Tehran’s voice is loud and clear; Iran is an anchor of stability in the region, and as an older brother, it has tried to ignore the mistakes of these countries,” he said, adding that “These countries need to know their position, and they should speak within their capacities.”

Khatibzadeh, in response to another question about the claims of the Saudi Foreign Minister who has asked US president-elect Joe Biden to stop Iran, said such hasty comments by the Riyadh regime are against their national interests and in favor of the non-regional powers that have always been meddling in the region’s affairs.

He noted that when a country’s foreign policy is not defined in a principled framework, such embarrassing messages can be heard every day.

Referring to the five-year bloodshed in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition, Khatibzadeh said, “Our advice for Saudi Arabia’s rulers is to pay attention to the problems they have created for the Arab and Islamic world, which can only be solved by correcting their path.”

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