Eurotroy rejects US attempt to return sanctions against Iran

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The European troika – Germany, Britain and France – rejects the US attempt to return UN sanctions against Iran and is committed to maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program. This was reported by the press service of the German Foreign Ministry on its page in Twitter Thursday 10 September.

“The European troika came to the conclusion: we reject the US attempt to launch the return of sanctions against Iran and want to preserve the nuclear deal,” the message says.

Also, the German Foreign Ministry noted that “Iran must urgently return to fulfilling its obligations” under the JCPOA.

This statement was made by the department following the meeting of its head Heiko Maas with colleagues from Dominique Raab and Jean-Yves Le Drian, which took place in the UK. Parties met to agree on joint steps to preserve the nuclear deal. The head of EU diplomacy, Josep Borrell, also took part in the video link negotiations.

At the end of August, the United States announced the restoration of sanctions against Iran by the end of September.

On August 25, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said that most members of the organization’s Security Council did not support the attempt by the American side to restore sanctions against Tehran.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov believes that Washington is doing everything possible not to be bound by multilateral obligations, and this is evidenced by the US position on extraterritorial sanctions.

In 2015, Iran, the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France and Germany signed the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA). He limited the development of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the gradual lifting of the UN Security Council sanctions from this country.

Under the agreement, Tehran will allow IAEA observers to visit the country’s nuclear facilities for 25 years. All enriched uranium must be removed from Iran, and the maximum permissible enrichment level has been established.

In 2018, the United States withdrew from the treaty, arguing that it did not sufficiently regulate the development and containment of Iran’s nuclear program, restored some sanctions against Iran and introduced new ones. On May 8, 2019, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced the suspension of the fulfillment of part of the obligations under the nuclear deal.

Moscow called on Tehran for restraint and noted that before Washington’s withdrawal from the JCPOA, the Iranian side complied with all conditions.

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