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Foreign ministry summons French ambassador

Tehran, Head of the JCPOA FollowUp Secretariat at the Political Desk of the Foreign Ministry, Seyed Hossein SadatMeidani summoned on Sunday new French Ambassador to Tehran Philippe Thiebaud.

In this meeting, Iran's foreign ministry referred to recent Twitter message attributed to French ambassador to Washington, and said the content of his views with regards to the JCPOA are not acceptable under any conditions.

Iran urges French government to explain the issue and in case it won official confirmation of French government which is in blatant violation with the JCPOA goals and content, and in the absence of wining Iran's consent, Tehran will follow it up based on predictable approaches with regards to the JCPOA and reserve the rights to take any proper and timely reaction, Sadat Meidani said.

In reaction to this issue, French ambassador to Tehran voiced unawareness on the attributed twitter to French ambassador, and said will convey Iran's points of views to French government at the earliest.

In a related news on the same day, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said that remarks made by France envoy to the US were in breach of Iran nuclear deal, urging Paris to give clarification.

'If tweets by @GerardAraud represent French position, we're facing a major violation of the object and purpose of the JCPOA and UNSCR 2231. Needs immediate clarification by Paris, or we act accordingly,' Araqchi tweeted on Sunday.

'It's false to say that at the expiration of the JCPOA, Iran will be allowed to enriching uranium. Under the NPT and its additional protocol, it will have to prove, under strict monitoring, that its nuclear activities are civilian,' Gerard Araud claimed in a Twitter message.

'As we said in 2002 that enriching uranium without a credible civilian program was illegal under the NPT, we'll be able to react likewise in 2025 if necessary. Sanctions were imposed. Sanctions could be reimposed. There is no 'sunset' after the JCPOA.'

This is while, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano underlined the fact that Iran has complied with its commitments under the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA


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