Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 26
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Tehran says the nuclear deal hasn't fully benefited Iran due to the US approach to the nuclear pact.
“We haven't been able to fully benefit from the privileges of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aka nuclear deal) due to the US sabotage,” Mizan news agency quoted Bahram Qasemi, the spokesperson of Foreign Ministry of Iran, as saying.
Earlier on Thursday, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told Chatham House that his country will withdraw from the nuclear deal if there is no economic benefit and major banks continue to shun the Islamic Republic.
Under the nuclear deal reached in 2015, Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for the removal of sanctions that have crippled its economy.
However, the leading European banks still appear reluctant to do business with Tehran due to concerns over running afoul of the US regulations, hampering the Middle Eastern nation’s efforts to rebuild foreign trade and lure investment.
In the meantime, US President Donald Trump has told the Europeans that they must agree to “fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal” or he would re-impose the sanctions Washington lifted as part of the pact.