TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran has plenty of options for a possible US exit from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart, stressing that Tehran would not accept anything beyond the multilateral nuclear deal.
In a telephone conversation with French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday evening, Rouhani said Iran has devised various measures for any possible decision that the US president would make about the JCPOA on May 12.
Slamming the US for violation of the JCPOA, Rouhani made it clear that even if the US administration remains in the nuclear deal but keeps acting the same way as it has over the past two years, it will be still unacceptable to Iran.
He also reiterated that the JCPOA is non-negotiable, adding that Iran will not accept any further commitments beyond the nuclear deal.
Rouhani called the Iran nuclear deal a main basis for building trust between Iran and the West, saying, “Given high capacities for expansion of ties in various political, cultural, economic and regional areas, we are determined to strengthen our relations with France.”
The French president, for his part, called for further expansion of the ties between Paris and Tehran.
France and other European parties support the JCPOA, Macron underlined, saying Paris will remain in the deal resolutely.
The French president also called on his Iranian counterpart to remain in the nuclear deal even if the US decides to withdraw.
He finally voiced France’s backing for stability in the region, saying the JCPOA can serve as a good model for resolving regional issues.