Addressing the IAEA Bord of Governors, the envoys from France, Germany and the UK asserted that “it is now critical that Iran immediately reverses its steps and returns to full compliance with the JCPOA without further delay. We remain committed to working with all JCPOA participants to find a diplomatic way forward and we intend to pursue these discussions within the framework of the JCPOA”. The E3 further referred to the IAEA concerns over Iran’s safeguards declarations and urged Iran “to fully cooperate with the IAEA”, underscoring that “delays and unsatisfactory responses are unacceptable”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson subsequently maintained that “instead of political projections, the three European countries are expected to act in full compliance with their obligations under the JCPOA”, while underscoring that Iranian breaches of the 2015 agreement were “in full accordance with the JCPOA [and] Iran will step back in case other parties meet their obligations”.
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