May 12, 2019, 11:00 AM
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Think-tank urges EU to take Iran's ultimatum into account

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – The European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) urged EU's serious attention to Iran's ultimatum about inaction of the states parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action reminding Iran's shifting from strategic patience to demand benefits.

'Iran’s announcement indicates that it is shifting from a policy of strategic patience to strategic action,' ECFR said.

'It seems ready to bear the costs involved with the unraveling of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA),' it added.

The European think-tank went on to say: 'While this may seem irrational to Europe, Iran has concluded that the current state of play is untenable.'

Earlier, EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini and foreign ministers of France, Germany and the UK in a joint statement expressed full support for Iran's nuclear deal.

''We remain fully committed to the preservation and full implementation of the JCPOA, a key achievement of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture, which is in the security interest of all,'' the statement said.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019.

Over the past year and after the US illegal withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and its breach of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, the Islamic Republic of Iran has shown most of its self-restraint and has given considerable opportunity on requests made by other parties to JCPOA, the statement reads.

May 8 marks the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal formally known as the JCPOA endorsed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.


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