TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Top diplomats from Iran and Germany on Monday conferred on the European sides’ measures to preserve 2015 deal on Iran nuclear program.
During their phone conversation, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his German counterpart Heiko Maas talked about the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and its fate following the US pullout of the deal.
Zarif, who was on an official visit to Moscow, stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran is giving a second chance to diplomacy in a short span of time to ensure the benefits of the JCPOA for the Iranian nation.
Also at the meeting, the German minister confirmed that there is a time limit to save the Iran nuclear deal and said his government is exploring various options available for developing plans at the national and EU levels to preserve the JCPOA and guarantee Iran’s interests in the deal.
In a speech from the White House on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump accused Iran of sponsoring terrorism and seeking nukes before announcing the US withdrawal from the nuclear accord.
Following the controversial decision, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran weighs plans to remain in the agreement with the other five parties, namely Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, provided that the remaining JCPOA parties ensure its full benefits for Iran.