Europe makes efforts to preserve Iran's nuclear deal – official
Tehran, Iran, Sept.30
Chief of Staff of Iranian President Mahmoud Vaezi stated that Europeans make efforts to keep Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Trend reports citing ISNA.
"The Europeans are trying to preserve JCPOA. We clearly told them that Iran would take next step if they [Europeans] do not make efforts to stay committed to the deal," said Vaezi.
"The Europeans have problem in terms of practically following the economic commitment to the agreement, since their banks and private companies have concerns over the relations with the US; however, it's not our problem and it is them who should find a solution," he said referring to recent meetings of President Hassan Rouhani with the EU members in New York.
He went on to say: "The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will remain, if we [Iran] can benefit from it; otherwise, it has no value for us. We have told the Europeans that to preserve the agreement, they need to adhere to their commitments and face the US."
"Complex issues need complex solutions, and we are optimistic that via negotiations the main objectives will be achieved," he noted.
"The French President Mr. Macron was seeking to form a 5+1 session to implement the Europeans' suggestion of opening a credit line, but he did not succeed. The Europeans have problem in transferring money, and they understand to what extent they depend on the US in terms of economic issues," he added.