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French FM: Europe asks Iran to stay in JCPOA

Tehran, French Foreign Minister JeanYves Le Drian said on Monday that Europe insists that the Islamic Republic of Iran stay in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Speaking to reporters before the EU foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels, he said following mounting tensions and toughening of the US economic sanctions against Iran, the European foreign ministers and the EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini believe that the Islamic Republic of Iran should stay in the JCPOA.

He also criticized Iran's 60day ultimatum on the country's nuclear deal.

The US withdrew from the internationallyrecognized agreement with the Group 5+1 on the JCPOA in 2018 and turned all suspended economic sanctions already imposed on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Other members of the G5+1 condemned the US move while remained committed to the JCPOA.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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