Iran warns to take next step in reducing commitments to JCPOA
TEHRAN, Iran, Oct. 21
Iran hopes to see some special attention paid to the JCPOA issue by the deal's remaining countries, otherwise the Islamic Republic will be taking another step towards reducing its commitments, said Seyyed Abbas Mousavi, Iranian Foreign Ministry's spokesman.
He made the remarks at the pres conference on Monday in Tehran.
"Some of the plans have already been announced by Iran's Atomic Energy Agency. There are some other details that are still being worked out," he said, Trend reports via IRNA.
He expressed hope that Iran will not be pushed to the take fourth step.
He also referred to the joint plan of France and Japan to Iran for the full implementation of the JCPOA.
“This is not a new plan, but it hasn't been working thus far," said the official.
Japan and France have proposed a joint plan to provide Iran with a loan of about $18.4 billion to be secured by oil if Tehran returns to full compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on its nuclear program, Japanese media reported.
According to the Mainichi newspaper, the government of Japan has decided to support France's initiative announced this summer to provide Iran with a credit line of $15 billion after Tehran demanded an increase to $18.4 billion in loan volumes to compensate for the negative impact of tougher US sanctions.
In May 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the JCPOA.
Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the JCPOA after the US withdrawal, but the three EU parties to the deal (France, Britain, and Germany) have failed to ensure Iran’s economic interests.
The EU’s inaction forced Tehran to stop honoring certain commitments to the nuclear deal, including a rise in the stockpile of enriched uranium.
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.