TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s FM spokesman said the EU has not imposed new sanctions on Iran in the past three years and has only updated the listings of previously sanctioned entities.
News ID: 65243
Publish Date: 03July 2017 - 14:49
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made the
remarks in reaction to internal concerns over the European Union’s recent move
in regard to the sanction list against Iran; "the EU has not imposed any new
sanctions on Iran since the nuclear negotiations that led to the signing of the
JCPOA. What has been mistaken in some media as EU new anti-Iranian sanctions is
in fact nothing but an update of listings of previously sanctioned entities and
organizations that are reviewed periodically," he added.
Ghasemi went on to note, "the EU has made a lot of efforts
for implementation of their commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of
Action (JCPOA), and while the US non-compliance in some instances and their
creation of false hype to impede cooperation of major European banks with Iran
are problematic, such complications and shortcomings can undoubtedly be
discussed in length in the future.”
"Senior EU officials have in practice stood against US
excessive demands and unilateralism and prevented the exertion of hostile
pressure by the new American administration against Iran, particularly with
regard to the nuclear deal,” Ghasemi stressed.
The recent meeting of the UN Security Council on the monthly
report of the Secretary General which was followed by all-out and extensive
support from UN European member states is another sign of EU’s commitment to
the nuclear deal, he added.