Iran FM: JCPOA continuation depends on “full US compliance”

IRNA – Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that continuation of fulfillment of all commitments based on the 2015 nuclear deal depends on US complete adherence to the landmark agreement.

‘Everyone agrees it is imperative that all live up to their obligations under the JCPOA. IAEA has verified Iran’s full compliance, but continuation will depend on full US compliance,” Zarif tweeted from Moscow, Russia, where he arrived earlier in the day to discuss issues of mutual interests with senior officials of the country.

“Conferred with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow today; on to Brussels to engage with E3 FMs and EU High Rep Mogherini.

At the end of his visit to Moscow, Zarif is to leave for Brussels in Belgium for talks with foreign ministers of the European states and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

During the meeting in Moscow on Wednesday, the Russian foreign minister reiterated Iran’s full compliance with the nuclear deal, saying that IAEA has verified Iran has fulfilled its commitments under the deal.

Under the JCPOA, Iran received relief from nuclear-related sanctions by the US, the UN and the European Union.