We need to stand up to US administration’s unilateral actions/Taking full advantage of JCPOA important for Iran; Europe has a limited time to offset US’ withdrawal

"Americans should know that they cannot easily withdraw from their international agreements and obligations without paying a price," said the president, stressing the need to stand up to unilateral actions of the US government.

Thu 10 - May 2018 - 19:53

Speaking by telephone on Thursday with the President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Dr Hassan Rouhani pointed out that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is an important international agreement for development of international stability and security and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons, adding: “The Islamic Republic of Iran has adhered to and complied with all its obligations in the JCPOA as verified by the 11 reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)”. 

He also described the JCPOA a 7-party agreement approved by the United Nations, adding: "Unfortunately, the US government unilaterally withdrew from this international agreement, and we expect all leaders of the countries of the world to condemn this move”.

Today, what is important for Iran is taking full advantage of the JCPOA’s benefits after US’ withdrawal, Dr Rouhani added, saying: “Europe, and in particular the five countries negotiating with Iran, should clearly state their actions and stances to compensate for the withdrawal of the United States in the short time that is left”.

The president said: "Any new sanctions against the Iranian nation by the United States are contrary to international rules and United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231”.

“Iran and Turkey will always stand by each other against illegal acts in the international community like two intimate brothers, and stand together in different situations,” he said, pointing out that the US government should not be allowed to impose its domestic laws on other countries.

The president emphasised the need for efforts to develop business, economic, and investment ties between Tehran and Ankara, adding: "Using national currencies in trade, expanding preferential trade and the developing banking relations between Iran and Turkey are very important”.

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said in the telephone conversation that the JCPOA was a successful agreement in the world, and stressed the need for an effort to protect it, saying: “Turkey considers the decision of the US government to quit the JCPOA as a mistake, officially stating that it will not accept it at all”.

"Negotiation for maintaining and continuing JCPOA’s implementation is very effective and essential for the security and stability of the region and the world," said the Turkish president.

Erdoğan also described development of economic relations, banking cooperation, the use of national currency in business relations and the expansion of preferential trade between Iran and Turkey after US’ withdrawal from the JCPOA very important, saying: “We should firmly attempt to protect the economies of the two countries from interference of others”.

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