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Meeting Iran demands necessary for preserving JCPOA: Rouhani

Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani Thursday night underlined the need for paying attention to and meeting the demands of the Islamic Republic of Iran by other parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

In a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Rouhani said the package proposed by Europe to Iran to continue its cooperation under the JCPOA fell short of meeting all the demands of the Islamic Republic.

The Iranian president assessing the efforts made by France in recent months to save the Iran nuclear deal as 'positive' expressed hope that the Friday meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran, France, Britain, Russia, Germany and China in Vienna would succeed in meeting all Iranian demands for continuing its cooperation under the deal.

Rouhani referred to problems created for some European companies implementing projects in Iran in the wake of the US unilateral withdrawal from the deal and said 'We expect Europe to offer a clear operational plan with timetable in order to compensate US exit from the deal.'

In turn, Macron reaffirmed France's will to remain committed to its obligations under the JCPOA and underscored the need to continue efforts and bilateral negotiations with the aim of preserving such an important pact.

The French president said Europe would continue its efforts to save the deal, noting that the meeting of the foreign ministers of JCPOA members in Vienna would strike a balance between political and economic issues for maintaining the trend of multilateral cooperation.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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