Following Iran’s “fourth step” in reducing its JCPOA commitments, Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson argued that “[the E3] have no right to activate the snapback mechanism, nor can they do it, because our measures are aimed at preserving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and are based on the articles of the agreement itself. We have the right to take these measures”. He further maintained that “we keep the door to diplomacy and dialogue open, but we have not pinned hope on anybody”. “If they [the Europeans] decide to activate the snapback mechanism”, he added, “it is only natural that a wide range of options will be made available to us, which we will choose from according to the situation”.
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