Germany, Australia & Japan continue supporting Iran nuclear deal

March 6, The Iran Project –  Germany, Australia, and Japan separately reiterated support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal officially known s the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In a meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi in Tehran late on Monday (March 4), Director General for Africa, Latin America, Near and Middle East of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs Philipp Ackermann said that his country continues backing the Iran nuclear accord.

Stressing JCPOA as a sign of diplomatic success, he criticized US exit from the deal and underlined his country’s resolve to support the JCPOA. adding that companies’ interests have increased following the establishment of Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) and Berlin is trying to commission the financial system.

On Tuesday (March 5), Australia’s Resident Representative and Governor on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Brendon Hammer said that his country will continue to support Iran nuclear deal.

Highlighting the significance of Iran’s abidance by the JCPOA and fulfilling its commitment under the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he said that this is very important.

Meanwhile, in a tweet,  the Permanent Representative of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna in a message expressed support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

“At the @iaeaorg [International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)] Board of Governors meeting, I made a statement on Iran’s nuclear issues. “Japan continues to firmly support the JCPOA, as it strengthens the international non-proliferation regime and contributes to the peace and stability of the Middle East region,” Mitsuru Kitano wrote on his Twitter page.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the 14th times reaffirmed Iran’s compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the 2015 agreement.

The accord was clinched in the Austrian capital between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries — the United States, UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany. It lifted nuclear-related sanctions against Iran, which, in turn, changed certain aspects of its nuclear energy program.

However, US President Donald Trump took Washington out of the landmark agreement on May 8, reinstating the sanctions.