Aug 5, 2017, 5:11 PM
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Iran highlights EU responsibility to preserve JCPOA

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA – European Union has heavy responsibility to encourage all sides to remain committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action(JCPOA), President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

There is no condition for development of Iran relations with the European Union, Rouhani said.

He expressed the hope for fortification of JCPOA as well as increase of regional, international and bilateral cooperation between Iran and the European Union in the second term of his presidency.

Iran and the EU have taken positive steps for increase of cooperation over past four years, the President said, noting that these relations are of great importance in the current complicated status of the region.

Rouhani pointed to the key role of nuclear deal between Iran and G5+1 in establishment of stability in the region and said: The European Union had important role in reaching the deal.

Iran will remain committed to the implementation of JCPOA and will be bound to its obligations until it is not violated by other sides, he added.

The President said that economic, banking and trade reliefs are important parts of JCPOA that need to become operational very fast.

He criticized the US for repeated violation of JCPOA and the fresh Washington's anti-Iranian sanctions, and said that such measures had negative impact on Iran's public opinion.

Iran's Majlis(parliament) will adopt reciprocal measures against the Washington actions, the President added.

Rouhani noted that there are good grounds for Iran and the European countries' joint investment in various fields, including energy, oil, gas and petrochemical sectors.

Mogherini arrived in Tehran on Friday night to attend President Rouhani’s inauguration on August 5.

Some 70 delegations from foreign countries and international organizations have so far arrived in Tehran to attend the oath-taking ceremony of President Rouhani.

The inauguration ceremony will be held in the parliament where Rouhani is expected to propose his 18-member cabinet for a vote of confidence on the same day.

Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers and prime ministers, seven vice speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys are slated to take part in Rouhani’s inauguration.

Meanwhile, 12 deputy foreign ministers, six chairmen of parliamentary friendship groups and two chairmen of foreign policy commissions are present in the upcoming event.

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