In an interview with French President Mark Long, Iranian President Rohani pointed out that European countries should take action to restore the normalization of Iranian oil and banking relations. He also said that the longer the time, the harder it is for Europe and Iran to return to the starting point.
AFP reported on July 30 that on July 30, local time, French President Emmanuel Macron had a telephone conversation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Rohani stressed: “The normalization of Iran’s oil and banking relations is the first step in Iran’s expectation that Europe will honor its commitments under the framework of the Iranian nuclear agreement.”
Iranian President Rohani also criticized Europe for failing to take action to compensate Iran’s losses after the US exited the Iranian nuclear agreement, and said that in this case, it is unacceptable for Iran to continue to abide by the Iranian nuclear agreement.
Rohani said that the United States will not benefit from creating tensions, and this situation continues to be a zero-sum game for all.
Rohani stressed that Iran will immediately withdraw its decision to reduce the commitment of the Iranian nuclear agreement after its economic interests are guaranteed. He also pointed out: “The longer the time, the more Iran will continue to reduce the commitment of the Iranian nuclear agreement, the more difficult it is for Iran and Europe to return to the starting point.”
Rohani also welcomed and appreciated the efforts of French President Mark Long to solve the problem and said that “Iran has always welcomed any initiative to reach a fair solution and a constructive dialogue.”
Mark Long said that France will spare no effort to ensure Iran’s interests in the Iranian nuclear agreement and strive to normalize economic relations between Iran and other countries.
Mark Long also said that the US sanctions against Iran are “unilateral and unacceptable” and he called for appropriate and fair solutions to ease the escalating tensions in the region.
Rohani’s statement was not the first time Iran expressed dissatisfaction with the actions of European countries. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi once again urged European countries to implement the Iranian nuclear agreement at the weekly regular press conference on July 29.
Mousavi said that Iran “is still waiting for European countries to take practical measures to implement the Iranian nuclear agreement.” He said that Iran is very serious about further suspending the implementation of the Iranian nuclear agreement. If the situation in which Iran’s interests are not maintained continues, Iran will adopt an action of “beyond the past.”
Mousavi also pointed out that Iran recently proposed “to strengthen the international verification of Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for the United States to lift the sanctions”, but this practical proposal was rejected by the US, which shows that the United States simply does not want to negotiate.
Earlier, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with the media that if the United States lifts sanctions against Iran, Iran can immediately let the parliament proceed to amend an additional protocol, allowing the IAEA to verify Iran more deeply. Nuclear projects without having to wait until 2023. However, the proposal was rejected by the United States.
When Iran’s First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri talked about the implementation of the Iranian nuclear agreement on July 29, if Iran’s other signatories fulfilled their obligations under the agreement, Iran would reduce its nuclear The promise of the agreement is also reversible.
It is reported that in July 2015, Iran and the Iranian nuclear issue reached a comprehensive Iranian nuclear issue agreement, Iran promised to limit the nuclear program, and the international community will lift sanctions against Iraq. However, the United States announced its withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear agreement in 2018 and restarted sanctions against Iran in an attempt to force Iran to renegotiate its agreement with the United States to limit Iran’s weapons programs and regional activities. In May 2019, Iran declared that due to the increasing unilateral sanctions in the United States, Iran will suspend the implementation of part of the Iranian nuclear agreement. The situation in the United States and Iraq continues to deteriorate.