The High Representative of the European Union and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom released a statement to ridicule and express concern over US decision to not extend waivers with regards to trade in oil with Iran.
“We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the United States following their withdrawal from the JCPoA”, the EU Representatives added.
The statement also noted “with concern the decision by the United States not to fully renew waivers for nuclear non-proliferation projects in the framework of the JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)”.
It was pointed out that lifting of nuclear-related sanctions is an essential part of the JCPoA which aims at having a positive impact not only on trade and economic relations with Iran, but most importantly on the lives of the Iranian people.
EU still believes that the JCPoA is the key to increasing stability and security in the Middle East region and in the statement, the high commissioners renewed their commitment to JCPoA, calling it “a crucial element of the global nuclear non-proliferation regime and essential for our national and shared European security.”
It was also assured that the JCPoA is working and delivering on its goal, as confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 14 reports.
The EU statement acknowledged and appreciated Iran’s continued compliance with the JCPoA, as confirmed by the IAEA and called upon Iran to continue implementing in full its commitments under the JCPoA as well as its obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The JCPoA, known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, is an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program reached in Vienna on July 14, 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union. However the US in 2018 withdrew from it and reimposed sanctions on Iran.