Aug 29, 2017, 3:09 PM
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Mogherini: We have to repeat, JCPOA is int'l agreement

Vienna, Aug 29, IRNA – We have to repeat that Iran nuclear deal known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an international agreement,High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy said.

Federica Mogherini made the remarks Monday at the opening session of the 2017 EU Ambassadors conference.

'And so today, two years on, compliance with the deal is certified by the IAEA and by the Joint Commission I chair with the strong support of Helga [Schmid], not by one single individual country. And we will have to repeat it time and again in these months to come everywhere we are because again this is a matter of international security, international safety, and also a matter of credibility of international agreements,' the European Union External Actions quoted Mogherini as saying.

'I was glad to hear at the beginning of this month from the re-elected President of Iran, [Hassan] Rohani in Tehran in his inaugural speech, his personal commitment to continue to implement their part of the deal. This is what is counting the most for us in this moment.'

'During this year, I have seen that the demand for an engaged European Union, for a strong European Union in global affairs has increased enormously. The more chaotic world politics becomes, the stronger the need for a reliable, credible and predictable global power is.'

'At the beginning of August for instance, when I was at the ASEAN Regional Forum in Manila, the situation in the DPRK [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] was escalating again. And we might be geographically far away from the Pacific, but all our Asian partners and far beyond Asia, they are all keen to have us, the European Union, involved in the solution of the crisis – and we are ready to do so.'

'Because they know that we will always look for a diplomatic solution, because we know that thinking, even thinking of a military solution to this kind of tensions, not only is dangerous but also it does not solve the problem at all. They know that we will do all we can to find a mediation, keeping in mind the goal of a full and verifiable de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.'

This is while; United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley in a recent trip to Vienna called for inspecting Iran military sites.

Haley travelled to Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday (August 23) to discuss JCPOA and Iran's nuclear activities with the officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The IAEA has already released seven different reports on Iran's nuclear activities verifying that the all of the country's activities are being made under the nuclear deal and for the peaceful purposes as well.

According to western media, the US diplomat claimed at a press conference later that the nuclear deal has 'made no distinction between military and non-military sites. There are also numerous undeclared sites that have not been inspected. That is a problem'.

Haley further said that inspectors should have access to Iran's military sites. A request which is totally rejected by Tehran.

According to IRNA, Iran's permanent mission while warning the aftermath of such illegal pressure to IAEA, said as it was mentioned in the letter addressed by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano and EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, goals and results of the said trip runs counter to JCPOA and UNSC resolution 2231 on the role of the IAEA and its pledges in safeguarding its independence and protecting sensitive classified information which will be put at the disposal of the IAEA.

Translator: Ali Izadi