Iran on Monday slammed the three European parties to the nuclear deal for the failure to honor their commitments, stressing that the European troika is an accomplice in the US violation of the 2015 accord.
Speaking at a weekly press conference on Monday, spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry Saeed Khatibzadeh dismissed a recent statement released by the UK, France and Germany which has called on Iran to stop enriching uranium up to 20%.
“As participants in the JCPOA, the (three) European countries not only failed to fulfill their duties, but also became an accomplice in the US violation of the JCPOA,” he added, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
The spokesman said the three EU parties to the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, are well aware that Iran’s measures are in compliance with the accord.
“If the EU3 and the US return to their commitments, we will honor ours as well,” the spokesman said, highlighting Iran’s policy of “effective measure vis-a -vis effective measure.”
Meanwhile, he said that IAEA inspectors not to be expelled from Iran, noting that stopping extra-safeguards supervisory does not mean the expel of IAEA inspectors.
“Within the framework of the NPT and our commitments, as well as the non-proliferation environment, the presence of IAEA inspectors in Iran will continue because this is our commitment,” the spokesman was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
South Korea, Iraq and Yemen
Referring to the visit of South Korean officials to Tehran, Khatibzadeh said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the South Korean deputy foreign minister are to hold talks later in the day on the seizure of the ship and the Iranian frozen assets.
He highlighted that Iran wants its frozen assets to be returned quickly.
On the other hand, Khatibzadeh condemned the US move to impose sanction on the head of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Force (Hashd al-Shaabi) Faleh Al-Fayyad.
“This this move is not only condemned but also doomed to failure and indicates the unfavorable situation of the United States in the West Asian region.”
The spokesman also condemned US move to designate Yemen’s Ansarullah revolutionary movement as a ‘terrorist group’.
In this context, he said pointed to “Washington’s concerns over attempts to force US troops out of Iraq and over its failure in the aggression in Yemen.”
Source: Iranian media and Al-Manar English Website