WEDNESDAY: Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani warned to deviate from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in case powerful states such as UK, France, Germany, China and Russia fail to keep their words. Iran gave 60 days ultimatum to secure its oil and banking industries from U.S Sanctions.
INSIGHT: The agreement was put forward earlier in 2015 to halt Iran’s rich-level uranium program for lifting U.S. sanctions.
UPDATE: The European Union rejects the 60-day ultimatum laid forth by Iran and suggested the state to respect the policy. Moreover, U.S. President imposes further sanctions upon the state’s steel, aluminum, copper and iron.
In regard to the current situation, former French ambassador, Francois Nicoullaud, expresses his deep condolence with Iran and contested the idea of EU’s failure to provide justice to Iran with newly imposed sanctions by U.S.
In his statement to Al-Jazeera, he was heard saying, “The last American decision really attacks the heart of the nuclear deal. The United States had the right under international law to leave the deal. But from outside, attacking the Iranian commitment – this is really a hostile attitude.”
European Union members, on the other hand, expressed their concerns regarding unfair U.S. policy and said, “We call on countries not party to the [deal] to refrain from taking any actions that impede the remaining parties’ ability to fully perform their commitments.”
In no time after reception of EU’s feedback, the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, Behrouz Kamalvandi, commented, “Our goal is to strengthen the JCPOA and bring it back on track.”
Moreover, Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif clarifies that the state decision to deviate from certain provisions is in fact a result of U.S pressures and certainly does not violate the signed treaty.