France complying with Iran deal: Envoy

IRNA – French ambassador to US expressed France’s compliance with Iran nuclear deal also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In the wake of extending the sanctions waiver to Iran by US President Donald Trump on Jan 12, Gérard Araud in a Twitter message said “Certification is a purely US domestic decision. The Europeans didn’t pretend have a say in it. We emphasized our commitment to the JCPOA.”

France has consistently argued for a strong JCOPA and its robust implementation, he added in a separate message.

“Iran deal France has noted in the WH statement and will consult its partners. France remains committed to the full and effective implementation of the JCPOA,’ Araud noted.

He also pointed to Iran’s post-JCPOA contracts on “economic relations with all countries, including the US and EU, and said, ‘Boeing has signed a big contract with Iran (so did Airbus)’.

US President Donald Trump, who had said his administration would decertify the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, decided on Friday to extend the sanctions waiver for the country for the third time as part of the landmark deal officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).