Iran's deputy FM: Europe likes to preserve JCPOA
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi said the European parties to the nuclear agreement like to preserve the JCPOA.
Iran Press/Europe: Speaking on the sidelines of the 15th meeting of the joint commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Vienna on Wednesday, Araghchi referred to the willingness of the European sides to keep the deal, reiterating that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is still alive.
In an interview with reporters, Araghchi praised the European parties' efforts to make operational the financial mechanism of Europe and Iran, known as INSTEX, Iran Press reported.
"We are also negotiating with other parties to save JCPOA," he said. We know the Europeans are trying to keep the nuclear deal, but their inability is clear.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister also referred to five incremental steps to reduce Iran's commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying that this would have lowered the balance of the agreement.
The joint commission meeting was held at the level of deputy foreign ministers and director generals of P4+1, with the representatives of EU, Germany, France, Russia, China, the UK, and Iran in attendance.
The meeting was co-chaired by Abbas Araghchi and European External Action Service Secretary General Helga Schmid.