French Envoy: Paris doesn’t support any reopening of JCPOA

IRNA – French Ambassador to US Gérard Araud in a message expressed his country’s support fo Iran nuclear deal, saying Paris doesn’t support any reopening of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In his Twitter message released on Saturday he said, ‘France doesn’t support any reopening of JCPOA which should be implemented as it is.’

‘Outside the JCPOA which should be handled on its own merits, a conversation is possible about other aspects of Iran foreign policy,’ he said in a separate message.

Meanwhile, France Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault expressed his concern over US President Donald Trump’s stance toward JCPOA.

The US ambassador in the United Nation Nikki Haley has recently visited International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna to press the body to seek access to Iran’s military bases.

Trying to accuse Iran of ‘cheating’ on the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), she claimed in a speech at the American Enterprise Institute that there are ‘hundreds’ of what she calls suspicious places in Iran that the UN inspectors do not have access to.

According to international news agencies, despite US pressures, IAEA inspectors have no need to inspect Iran nuclear sites.

In its 8th seasonal report, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) once again verified Iran’s commitment to JCPOA.

Based on the report, Iran’s low-enriched uranium (LEU) has been 88.4 kg until August 21, maximum enrichment level was 3.675 and its store of heavy water was 111 tons which are all lower than the permitted level in the agreement.

It was the third IAEA’s report that verifies Iran commitment after US new President Donald Trump took office.