• Sun / 10 December 2017 / 12:54
  • Category: Politics
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Shamkhani criticizes passiveness of JCPOA signatories toward US

Shamkhani criticizes passiveness of  JCPOA signatories toward US

Tehran (ISNA) – UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met with the Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani, discussing the latest international development and bilateral ties.

“Currently, after the signing of the nuclear deal, bilateral cooperation, trade and economic ties between Iran and UK are not satisfactory and easing banking relations between the two countries can pave the way for expansion in other areas of cooperation,” Shamkhani said during the meeting.

Criticizing European countries and US in regards to the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), he stressed, “US behavior toward JCPOA was a full-scale catastrophe and the continuation of such an approach will not only discredit Washington politically but also cast doubt on this country’s reliability in international agreements”.

“US President Donald Trump’s failure to confirm the nuclear deal proves that Washington doesn’t respect to international agreements. Given the passiveness of other signatories of the JCPOA toward the inappropriate behavior of US, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made the necessary decisions based on its own interests and responsibilities,” he said.

Referring to Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Shamkhani called it as an unwanted service to Islamic world.

“Palestine is a united country with single capital and with the new decision of Washington, the Palestinian cause will become a priority in the Islamic world and Muslims will be more united to fight the Zionist regime and to restore the rights of the oppressed people of Palestine,” he said.

“Undoubtedly, the people of Palestine will never choose the name of Israel for their country and that would mean Israel’s elimination from the map,” the official added.

Boris Johnson, for his part, called for more efforts to remove the obstacles hindering the full implementation of  JCPOA especially in the fields of financial and banking transaction.

Insisting on London’s opposition to Washington’s unilateral decision on Jerusalem and transferring its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Johnson said, “Any unilateral moves will undermine achieving peace”

"London does not intend to transfer its embassy to al-Qods and we will stay in Tel Aviv," he added.

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