Iran on Friday, September 6, took another step to reduce its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPO), concluded with the international six mediators (five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany) in July 2015. This was announced by the representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Abbas Mousavi, whose words are quoted by the IRNA agency.
According to Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Federica Mogherini with notification of the beginning of the third phase of curtailing Tehran’s obligations under the JCPOA.
“The message says that from today Iran suspends the implementation of all obligations under the JCPOA related to research and development in the nuclear field”, – Mousavi explained.
Tehran explains this step by its reaction to the consequences of the US withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the restoration of sanctions against Tehran, as well as the inability of European countries, including Britain, Germany and France, to fulfill their obligations.
At the same time, Iran is ready for negotiations with the other members of the deal, the Iranian Foreign Ministry emphasizes.
Earlier, Javad Zarif spoke of the need for European parties to the agreement to make concessions to Tehran. It was, in particular, about the possibility of granting Iran a European loan as a country affected by sanctions.