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EEAS SecGen to visit Iran, Persian Gulf states

Tehran, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid is to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran and Persian Gulf states, the (EEAS) website announced on Wednesday.

Schmid is scheduled to start her tour from the UAE taking her to Oman, Qatar and Iran.

It will be an opportunity to echo the voice of the European Union to defuse regional tensions, find ways out of deescalation and promotion of dialogue.

"As part of the EU efforts to promote stability in the region, the visit is to preserve Iran's nuclear deal, being regarded as a key pillar in the nonproliferation treaty (NPT) as well as security both in the region and the globe," it added.

The US president unilaterally withdrew from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran on May 8, 2018, reimposing two rounds of sanctions on the country the second of which targeted Tehran's oil exports.

Exactly a year later, Iran announced that it would suspend some of its commitments under the deal in reaction to the US hostile measures.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said earlier that Iran will give a 60day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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