Iran, Norway discuss N. deal after E3 move

FNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Norwegian counterpart Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, in a telephone conversation on Sunday, discussed the latest status of the nuclear deal, after the destructive move of the 3 European signatories to the agreement.

During the telephone conversation, Zarif and Eriksen Soreide exchanged views on regional developments, 2015 nuclear deal and the recent air disaster in Tehran.

The phone dialogue was made after France, Britain, and Germany announced on Tuesday their decision to trigger the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM) in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a step that could lead to the restoration of UN sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Zarif lashed out at the 3 European signatories of the nuclear deal — the UK, France and Germany—for abiding by unilateral pressures of the US, underlining that the trio’s Tuesday unconstructive move was a strategic blunder.

Zarif denounced as a “strategic mistake” the European trio’s decision to trigger a dispute mechanism under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The top diplomat criticized the European signatories to the landmark deal once again on Tuesday for failing to abide by their commitments under the JCPOA and said triggering a dispute resolution mechanism is legally baseless and politically a strategic blunder.