How Europe betrayed Iran: By triggering JCPOA dispute mechanism, EU helps Trump finish job of killing the Iran nuclear deal
By Scott Ritter
Jan. 15, 2020
Europe could have saved the Iran nuclear agreement. Instead, it abused the rule of law by inappropriately triggering its dispute mechanism, all but ensuring the agreement’s demise.
On January 5, 2020, Tehran announced that it would no longer comply with its obligations under the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Program of Action (JCPOA). Iran’s actions are in response to the withdrawal of the US from the JCPOA, and the re-imposition of economic sanctions by the US which had been lifted when the deal came into force.
Read more at https://www.rt.com/op-ed/478309-europe-iran-nuclear-deal/
Russia: European countries under US pressure fail to fulfill commitments in JCPOA
Jan 20, 2020
Mikhail Ulyanov wrote on his Facebook account on Monday that the European Troika Group called the cause of launching the dispute settlement mechanism in the JCPOA a concern over Tehran’s reduced commitment to the deal.
The ministers of the three European nations, Britain, Germany and France, told European members on last Tuesday that they have called for launching the dispute settlement mechanism.
Read more at https://en.irna.ir/news/83641595/Russia-European-countries-under-US-pressure-fail-to-fulfill
Iran will leave pact barring it from getting nukes if complaint over 2015 deal filed with UN – Zarif
20 Jan, 2020
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned that the country will ditch the 1968 Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if EU states file a complaint over its nuclear commitments with the UN Security Council.
“If the Europeans continue their improper behavior or send Iran’s file to the Security Council, we will withdraw from the NPT,” Zarif said on Monday, as quoted by IRNA.
Last week, France, Germany and Britain formally lodged a complaint that Tehran is violating the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program
Read more at https://www.rt.com/news/478709-zarif-iran-nuclear-npt/
Iran’s man grabs Munich spotlight
He held the audience of power-brokers rapt for nearly 40 minutes as he thrashed the Trump administration, fired a pointed demand at Europe to do more to protect their nuclear deal, and generally painted a portrait of Tehran’s worldview that at times drew chuckles for defying reality.
It was a striking performance, conducted in fluent and colloquial English, that quickly became the most talked-about presentation at the annual Munich Security Conference — for its bluntness, its audacity, and its timeliness.
Read more at https://www.politico.eu/article/iranian-foreign-minister-mohammad-javad-zarif-grabs-munich-security-conference-spotlight/