Mogherini says Iran complying with JCPOA

Tehran, Sept 24, IRNA – The European Union foreign policy chief says Iran is complying with the nuclear deal reached between Iran and G5+1 last year.

The common assessment is that Iran is living up to its commitments under the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Federica Mogherini told a press briefing following a meeting between the foreign ministers of Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – Britain, China, France, Russia, the United States and Germany – at the UN headquarters in New York on Thursday.

“We have three reports from the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) confirming that Iran has taken all the steps it had to on nuclear related issues. As you know sanctions, nuclear related sanctions, were all lifted,” she said.

“We all reaffirmed very strongly the political importance, the historic political importance, of this agreement that has shown to the world and to ourselves that even the most difficult issues can be solved through dialogue and diplomacy and with a win-win approach, overcoming the zero sum game approach that sometimes block us in some of our talks and negotiations,” the EU foreign policy chief said.

Mogherini said the issue of Iran’s ballistic missiles was not discussed during Thursday’s meeting, because Tehran's missile tests are not a breach of the JCPOA.

The top European diplomat highlighted that parties at the meeting also addressed the removal of hurdles which foreign banks and financial institutions face for business with Iran.