Lifting sanctions vital to save JCPOA: Austrian Ambassador

Tehran, Oct 1, IRNA - Austrian Ambassador to Iran said on Monday that Iranians are entitled to benefit from the JCPOA, in the economic domain in particular.

At the joint meeting of the members of Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission with European Ambassadors to Tehran, Austrian Ambassador to Iran, Stefan Scholz, stressed that removing sanctions will be main component of the nuclear deal.

He said the European Union deeply regrets Washington's decision to pull out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal and to impose unilateral sanctions against the country.

He pointed to the recent meeting of foreign ministers on the issue and said the participants reaffirmed their full commitment to the nuclear deal and stated that as long as Iran fulfills its obligations, they will adhere to the accord.

Scholz said Iran and the EU are cooperating based on the policy which has been highlighted in the joint statement of April 2016.

He noted Iran's cooperation under the EU horizon 2020 program, research activities, Iran's student exchange programs, training judicial officials from Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey in Vienna are on the agenda.

The joint meeting of the Parliament's National Security Council and Foreign Policy Commission was held in Tehran on Monday, with ambassadors of 15 European countries attending it.
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