Iran to notify Dutch, Austrian FMs of EU’s failure to honor JCPOA

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said the Dutch and Austrian foreign ministers are going to receive Iran’s criticism of Europe for its failure to honor the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In a statement on Wednesday, Mousavi said the foreign ministers of the Netherlands and Austria will visit Tehran early next week.

“In the talks with the two European ministers, apart from examining the bilateral relations and the exchange of views about major international and regional issues, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s criticism of Europe’s inaction on carrying out its commitments under the JCPOA as well as their (Europeans’) passiveness in the face of the imposition of extraterritorial US law will be emphasized,” he explained.

“Moreover, the basic fact will be underscored that the security of the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz will be fulfilled only through collective participation and interaction among the countries of this region,” the Iranian spokesperson added.

In May 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the JCPOA.

Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord after the US withdrawal, but the three EU parties to the deal have failed to ensure Iran’s economic interests.

The EU’s inaction forced Tehran to stop honoring certain commitments to the nuclear deal.

Iran maintains that the new measures are not designed to harm the JCPOA but to save the accord by creating a balance in the commitments.