“It is surprising and unfortunate that with the continuation of diplomatic contacts between the negotiating parties, the three European countries are making such an unconstructive statement,” Tehran said on Saturday evening.
The international nuclear deal signed with Iran in 2015 has been in the fridge for years. The purpose of the agreement with the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the United States, China, Russia, France and the United Kingdom (plus Germany), was to impose restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program so that the country could not develop nuclear weapons. . In return, sanctions on Iran were lifted.
However, former US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew his country from the agreement in 2018 and reimposed sanctions. Then Iran also began violating the terms of the agreement, including enriching uranium more than is permitted.
The European Union, coordinator of the talks, on August 8 submitted what it called a “final text” to restore the agreement that Trump had buried in 2018. Iran responded with a new proposal at the beginning of September.
London, Berlin and Paris on Saturday refer to the final texts submitted by the European Union at the beginning of August. In their joint statement, the three governments stressed that “this was to enable Iran to fulfill its obligations.” “Unfortunately, Iran has decided not to take this diplomatic opportunity.”