Sep 2, 2018, 8:01 PM
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Britain's envoy: London keeps JCPOA ignoring US policies

Tehran, Sept 2, IRNA - Britain's Junior Foreign Minister Alistair Burt who is now in Tehran said on Sunday that London continues its supports for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and is to maintain the treaty irrespective of the US policies to this end.

Britain's envoy made the above remarks in a meeting with the Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh in Tehran on Sunday.

London tries to remove barriers preventing expansion of economic cooperation with Iran and would like to invite European companies to continue cooperation and investment in the Islamic Republic of Iran, he said.

London is well-aware of Iran's campaign against drug-trafficking and terrorism in the region and value their efforts in preventing expansion of such threats and dangers to other parts of the world, Burt added.

'We also appreciate Iran's humanitarian behavior in giving a leave to Nazanin Zaghari who met her family and hope to witness freedom and clemency of such people,' he said.

On his country's supports for the JCPOA, Burt said that the JCPOA is an important document paving the path for the expansion of cooperation between Iran and Europe and London is to maintain the treaty irrespective of the US policies.

He also expressed the hope to witness further exchange of visits between the two sides' parliamentary delegations.

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, for his part, reiterated that the role of two sides' parliaments in broadening and deepening of relations and cooperation is of prime importance.

Following the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, Iran did not make a hasty decision and continued dialogue winning the supports of other parties, Falahatpisheh said.

Tehran expects Europe to ease banking transactions, support sales of Iranian petroleum and also persuade European companies to continue cooperation with Iran, he said.

Tehran also expects Europe to put more tangible and practical measures on its agenda, Falahatpisheh said.

He also described Europe's economic and practical supports as very minor.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has given many martyrs to maintain peace and security of the region along with huge financial supports, Falahatpisheh added.

He underlined that the Europeans should value Iran's role and understand that in the absence of Iran's endeavors such threats had crossed their borders, he said.

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