Mogherini says EU remains committed to preserve JCPOA

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Tehran (ISNA) – EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that they remain committed to preserving Iran nuclear deal for the credibility of the European Union and their interests, stressing that diplomacy and consultation are the only way to solve international issues.

She made the remarks during addressing a European Parliament plenary session.

Referring to the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Mogherini said that the same diplomatic track pursued today by Donald Trump with North Korea had been followed over a decade by the EU with Iran.

“Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is working. It is reserving a regional conflict. Even if it's difficult, we must do all we can together to preserve this agreement and this is exactly what we are doing,” she added.

“Three years on, the deal is delivering. Iran abides by its nuclear-related commitments, as it has been confirmed eleven times by the International Atomic Energy Agency [IAEA], last time just a few weeks ago”, Mogherini said.

She argued it was “essential” and “vital” for global security that implementation work continues, regardless of the US withdrawal.

"The most important challenge now is to find solutions for banking and finance because legitimate trade and investment needs banking partners and financial models that work. These issues are being addressed through intensive expert consultations happening basically on the daily basis, including in Brussels and in Tehran last week, but also on the political level," Mogherini explained in her statement in the session.

Mogherini went on to underscore the EU's support for the JCPOA, stressing that the there was no "alternative" to it, regardless of the US withdrawal.

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