Monday, 22 April, 2019

Iran FM hopeful of forging 'clear future' for nuclear deal

Обходной маневр России США ждет неприятный сюрприз из-за санкций Ирану Iran vows to restart nuclear program if deal collapses
Deanna Wagner | 14 May, 2018, 06:44

He added that "the European Union has made the most demands on Iran after U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, urging us to stay committed to the worldwide agreement".

"The Chinese side is ready to support close contact and coordination with all the sides to the agreement".

On this weekend's broadcast of "Fox News Sunday", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo describe the nuclear deal with Iran as something that allowed the rogue nation to "act with impunity".

"Since the signing of the JCPOA (nuclear deal), we have gone from an atmosphere like a gold rush, to one of utter depression", said a Western trade diplomat on condition of anonymity.

Despite European efforts to encourage the remain a party to JCPOA, President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the agreement on May 8 and promised to re-impose the highest level of economic sanctions on Tehran.

"We hope that with this visit to China and other countries we will be able to construct a clear future design for the comprehensive agreement", Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters after talks in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

After Moscow, Zarif will travel to Brussels to meet with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who is scheduled to host a meeting of German, French, and British foreign ministers on May 15 to discuss the accord.

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"The U.S. withdrawal from an worldwide deal is also a violation of political ethics and signals the end of diplomatic solutions", Rohani said.

Zarif began the tour on President Hassan Rouhani's order to sound out Europe and other parties to the JCPOA about the possibility of keeping the deal in place.

Iran's foreign minister visits Moscow on Monday as Russian Federation tries to keep the Iran nuclear deal alive in the wake of Washington's pull-out, pushing it into rare cooperation with Europe.

JCPOA was implemented in 2016 after five permanent members of UN Security Council, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and US plus Germany reached an agreement with Rouhani's government to lift worldwide sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic in exchange for Tehran to curb its nuclear program.

"Officials shouldn't trust France and Britain".

Protesters burned an American flag and railed against the U.S. and Israel after emerging from Friday prayers in Tehran. Trump called the deal unfair and doubted that it would limit the nuclear ambitions of Tehran.

"China and Iran have comprehensive strategic partnership and are trade partners and these relations still continue", he noted.