FM Zarif: EU’s political support for JCPOA not enough

IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that the US exit from the JCPOA has increased public opinion’s expectations from the European Union (EU) to maintain the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

‘In the current situation European political support for the JCPOA is not enough,’ Zarif said.

According to the report of Foreign Ministry Media Department, European Union Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete and accompanying delegation met with Zarif and exchanged views.

Zarif said the union should take more practical steps and increase its investments in Iran for continuation of economic cooperation with Iran.

Canete pointed to JCPOA position following departure of the US, and said that what is important is the European countries’ resolve to preserve JCPOA’s achievements and to continue cooperation between the European companies and Iran.

Miguel Aria Canete added that the US departure from the JCPOA had created problems for Europe, but the EU message is to continue cooperation with Iran in maintaining and protecting JCPOA.