Moscow Says JCPOA Signatories To Continue To Counter US Attempts To Undermine JCPOA
Faizan Hashmi 5 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 09:25 PM
The remaining parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are determined to fight back against the US sanctions on Iran and prevent Washington from undermining the fulfillment of initiatives set out by the nuclear deal, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday
"The members of the Joint Commission [of the JCPOA] are fully determined to counter sanctions attacks on the part of the United States and to not allow the implementation of previously agreed upon projects, which are an integral part of the 2015 agreements, to collapse," Zakharova told a briefing.
The spokeswoman also expressed hope that the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges with Iran, which has been created to facilitate trade with the middle Eastern country even under US restrictions, would soon be launched and used to support the implementation of the nuclear deal.
The 2015 deal was inked by China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union in an attempt to make sure that Tehran kept its nuclear program entirely peaceful in return for sanctions relief.
US President Donald Trump announced in May that his country would be unilaterally withdrawing from the agreement and reinstating sanctions on Iran. The move that has been slammed by the remaining parties to the deal, which have insisted that Iran was honoring its part of the deal. The US restrictions target not only Iran but also those who continue to trade with the country.