Sep 20, 2020, 1:26 PM
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EU Chief: Sanctions lifting commitments under JCPOA continue to apply

Tehran, Sept 20, IRNA - High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Policy and Security Affairs in a statement rejected US claim with regard to restoration of UN sanctions against Iran, saying sanctions lifting commitments under JCPOA continue to apply.

"As recalled in my statement of 20 August, as well as in the Chair’s statement following the JCPOA Joint Commission on 1 September 2020, the US unilaterally ceased participation in the JCPOA by presidential Memorandum on 8 May 2018 and has subsequently not participated in any JCPOA-related activities," Josep Borrell said in a statement.

"It cannot, therefore, be considered to be a JCPOA participant State and cannot initiate the process of reinstating UN sanctions under the UN Security Council resolution 2231. Consequently, sanctions lifting commitments under the JCPOA continue to apply," he added.

He vowed to do everything possible to ensure the preservation and full implementation of the JCPOA by all parties, saying: "The JCPOA remains a key pillar of the global non-proliferation architecture, contributing to regional and global security as it addresses Iran’s nuclear programme in a comprehensive manner."

"I call on all to do their utmost to preserve the agreement and to refrain from any action that could be perceived as an escalation in the current situation," Borrell reiterated.

Translated by: Ali Izadi

Edited by: Safar Sarabi

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