Feb 2, 2019, 8:20 AM
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EU to try for Iran taking advantage of JCPOA benefits

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA - EU ambassador to the US David O'Sullivan said that Europeans are trying for Iran to take advantage of the economic benefits of the JCPOA.

Speaking in an interview with US media ‘PBS’, O'Sullivan underlined Iran’s commitment to nuclear deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has also verified Iran compliance.

Earlier addressing the Senate Intelligence panel on Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said, 'We continue to assess that Iran is not currently undertaking the key nuclear weapons-development activities we judge necessary to produce a nuclear device.”

Referring to the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges (INSTEX) with Iran, O'Sullivan said it is Iran’s right to take advantage of some economic benefits.

By implementing the Blocking Statute, the EU companies’ compliance with the US foreign sanctions was annulled.

In a news meeting in Bucharest late Thursday, German, British and French foreign ministers officially announced the commissioning of the European special financial mechanism known as INSTEX.

Elsewhere in his remarks, O'Sullivan urged the US to respect the fact that Europe is still among signatories of the JCPOA.


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