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Norwegian FM: Oslo backing JCPOA

Tehran, The Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said Oslo backs endeavors by the European Union to maintain landmark Iran nuclear deal.

In a meeting with Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi, Soreide noted that Norway would back JCPOA seriously.

The Norwegian foreign minister expressed hope that safeguarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) could facilitate the way for settlement of regional crisis.

She noted that the withdrawal from JCPOA would bring about negative consequences for the region's peace and tranquility, Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and would discredit the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Salehi, for his part, hailed Norway's supports from JCPOA, calling for expansion of all-out ties between the two countries.

He also stressed the significance of EU's political and economic supports from JCPOA aimed at gaining tangible benefits from the deal.

Criticizing the hasty reactions of some European companies to the US exit from the JCPOA, Salehi underlined that Washington's policies are doomed to failure.

Salehi underlined that the collapse of the JCPOA would bring about irreparable harms to the global community.

Salehi is currently in Norway at the head of a delegation to attend Oslo Forum.

Oslo Forum brings together officials from 100 countries to discuss major international implications as well as ways of working for international peace.

Oslo Forum is a series of retreats for international conflict mediators, high-level decision-makers, and other peace process actors.

It provides a discreet and informal space to reflect on current mediation practice, collaborate across institutional and conceptual divides and advance negotiations.

From a modest gathering of mediators in 2003, the Oslo Forum has grown to become the pre-eminent retreat in the field of international peacemaking.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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