TEHRAN (defapress)- The European Union (EU) and South Korea jointly underscored the significance of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany).
News ID: 66592
Publish Date: 21October 2017 - 13:16
EU's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and South
Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha reiterated the need for deal during a
meeting in Brussels on Friday.
"They acknowledged the deal's importance for the
international nuclear non-proliferation (NPT) regime,” the EU reported on its
The agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action (JCPOA), terminated nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in
return for a number of limits to the Iranian nuclear program.
The deal was reached between Iran, Russia, China, Germany,
the United States, the United Kingdom, and France.
But the administration of US President Donald Trump, who
took office a year after the deal began being implemented, has been opposed to
the agreement. On October 13, he said he would not be certifying Iran's
compliance with the deal under a domestic American law, a move that could
potentially impact the deal’s standing.
But the rest of the parties to the deal have hailed it as a
diplomatic triumph and said it should be sustained. So have the entire 28
members of the EU.
Separately, British Prime Minister Theresa May repeated
London’s commitment to the JCPOA.
Speaking at a press conference following an EU leaders’
meeting in Brussels on Friday, May said, "We believe that this agreement is
important to our common security interests."
French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke after the
plenum, noting that the EU would continue to honor the agreement.
"We cooperate with the US so they are persuaded considering
the necessity of the agreement,” he said.