• Mon / 5 February 2018 / 15:40
  • Category: Politics
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Iran has no information on JCPOA amendment working group

Iran has no information on JCPOA amendment working group

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran had no information on formation of a joint working group to amend the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and had not received such remarks formally from the European Union, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said.

At his weekly press conference on Monday, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qssemi responded to a question about news reports on formation of joint working groups on fixing what the US sees as flaws in the Iranian nuclear deal between three European countries and the United States to edit or add articles to the JCPOA.

"We have not received any official information from the three European countries on formation the working group and we think that Americans, as per their wrongful and age-old habit, expressed their dreams through the mouth of others," he said, referring to the UK, Germany and France which are all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal.

"What is certain is that the Americans are dissatisfied with Iran's ties with regional countries and also the European Union, and are trying to brink them in line with their interests through exerting pressure on them," the spokesman said.

Qassemi said current relations between the Islamic Republic and the European bloc were strong enough and on a "logical track".

He also underlined Iran's key role in the region and said that Tehran will continue to actively participate in Astana talks on Syria.

"The three countries involved in Astana peace talks on Syria are still firmly working together," said the spokesman, urging Ankara to stop its military operations in Syria's Afrin region and to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.

Bahram Qassemi warned the Turkish authorities against their operations in Afrin that could lead to the return of instability and terrorists to Syria.

"The Turkish government should reconsider. Whatever concerns Syria can be pursued through the Astana process," he said.

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