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Iran: Tehran warns Europe of 'unexpected' step if JCPOA commitments not met

20 962 08.07.2019 Инфо

W/S Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi at press conference, Tehran
W/S Journalists
W/S Mousavi at press conference
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor is likely to visit Tehran in the coming days again."
W/S Mousavi at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "All the mentioned points, including the point that you quoted from him, could be considered in the next Iran's steps. However, no decision has been made in this regard."
W/S Mousavi at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "We announced that we would start the third step after a given 60-day deadline and we are still investigating it. But if remaining countries, especially Europeans, do not act seriously on their commitments and just rely on words, the Islamic Republic of Iran's third step will be stronger and a little unexpected."
W/S Mousavi at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "If any talks and conversations are supposed to be done, they are within the framework of implementing the JCPOA and related to the implementation of the commitments of the remaining countries in the JCPOA. Therefore, negotiation does not mean that we accept a commitment, but negotiation is about how they can convince Iran to stay in the JCPOA and return to its previous condition. It depends on the US itself and the way it behaves, we are not rolling out the red carpet for Americans, but if it returns to its commitments, it will be considered a positive step."
W/S Mousavi at press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson (Farsi): "This was a supertanker and none of the Syrian ports have the capacity to let such a huge supertanker dock. Moreover, because this ship was special (huge), it could not enter the Suez Canal and it had to go through the Gibraltar waterway. We still ask the UK government, immediately and based on the documents and evidence that we gave them, to release this ship containing Iran's oil and let it continue its path. We do not accept this maritime piracy and this action which leads to increase of the tensions and we have given the necessary warnings in this regard."
W/S End of press conference
SCRIPT
Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said that Tehran's next step will be "stronger" and "unexpected", if Europe fails to stick to its Iran nuclear deal commitments, speaking at a press conference in Tehran on Monday.
Mousavi also commented the possibility of negotiations on the deal, especially with the US, which withdrew from it last year imposing sanctions on Iran.
"Negotiation does not mean that we accept a commitment, but negotiation is about how they can convince Iran to stay in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and return to its previous condition. It depends on the US itself and the way it behaves, we are not rolling out the red carpet for Americans, but if it returns to its commitments, it will be considered a positive step," stressed the spokesperson.
Iran announced in May that it would partially withdraw from the nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed with the United States and the EU in 2015, from which the Trump administration withdrew in May 2018, re-imposing sanctions on Iran. Tehran asked of the European countries still in the deal, France, Germany and the UK, to find solutions to counteract the new US sanctions.
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