Turkey sees no reason for US withdrawal from nuclear agreement (Exclusive)

Nuclear Program Materials 16 May 2018 14:34 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 16

By Kamyar Eghbalnejad, Ali Mustafayev – Trend:

Turkey doesn’t see any reason why the US has withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), since Iran was standing by its commitments in the agreement, contributing to international peace and security, ambassador of Turkey to Iran Reza Hakan Tekin told Trend.

“We were disappointed with the US decision to withdraw from the JCPOA. We work to support the regional stability, together with Azerbaijan and Iran and we would like to see the full implementation of the international agreements. Iran’s position on the agreement was also supported by the International Energy Agency and many other countries and organizations,” said the ambassador.

He added that the countries of the region and beyond it must cooperate to gain strengthen their development and achieve peace and stability.

“We hope to continue the work on building a better world for our peoples. Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey will continue to expand trilateral cooperation, supporting regional security and prosperity, increasing benefits for all the three countries,” Hakan Tekin said.

US President Trump warned on May 8 that the country will walk away from the nuclear accord of 2015, reached between Tehran and the six world powers. Trump also announced that the Washington re-imposes the "highest level of economic sanctions" on the Islamic Republic.

The move has been strongly criticized by other P5+1 members, Moscow, London, Beijing, Paris, Berlin and Brussels, who have confirmed their commitment to the deal.

The agreement was signed on July 14, 2015, and ensured that Iran's nuclear program remains peaceful in exchange for sanctions relief.