Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a letter to Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, about the launch of the third phase of the reduction of obligations under the Iranian nuclear deal, said the official representative of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Abbas Mousavi.
Iranian FM briefs Mogherini over reduction of commitments under nuclear deal
STEPANAKERT, SEPTEMBER 6, ARTSAKHPRESS: In this regard, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif sent a letter to EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini on Sept. 5 and declared, due to the consequences as a result of US pullout from JCPOA, reimposition of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran and inability of three European countries to live up to their commitments within the framework of JCPOA and in joint commission statements, Islamic Republic of Iran will halt all its commitments stipulated in JCPOA in the field of nuclear research and development (R&D) as of Sept. 6, Mehr reported.
“In this letter, it is emphasized that this move has been taken exactly in line with Iran’s rights under Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) especially according to the Paragraph 36 of the deal and in response to the widespread and consecutive violation of JCPOA within the past 16 months,” the source noted.
Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran on September 6 will begin the third stage of reducing obligations under the deal, since the desired results have not been achieved and recalled that Tehran is ready to return to fulfilling its nuclear obligations if the other parties fulfill their obligations.