Iran urges practical commitment to JCPOA

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s foreign minister called on parties to nuclear deal (known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)) to live up to their commitments under the deal in a way that banking interactions with Iran would witness practical changes.

Iran has truly honored its commitments to the nuclear deal with the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), and now expects the other side to take effective steps in practice to facilitate banking relations with Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday.

He made the comments in a meeting with Secretary General of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development Christian Masset, held in Tehran.

Tehran and the Group 5+1 on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA. The accord took effect on January 16, terminating all nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran still has problems in its banking transactions or in restoring its frozen assets, because Western countries and those involved in such processes are afraid of the US possible punitive measures.

The French diplomat, for his part, said implementation of the bilateral agreements between Iran and France –signed during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s January trip to Paris- will help stimulate banking interactions and remove the obstacles.

Masset also hailed Iran as a major regional player, stressing that Paris needs to hold constant consultations with Tehran.

The French diplomat is in Tehran for the first round of political talks between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries.

By Tasnim News Agency