EU High Representative Josef Borrell announced that he had received “a letter from the Foreign Minister of Iran referring Iran’s concerns regarding implementation issues by France, Germany and the UK under the JCPOA to the Joint Commission for resolution through the Dispute Resolution Mechanism (DRM)”. Borrell emphasised that “the DRM requires intensive efforts in good faith by all… I expect all JCPOA participants to approach this process in this spirit within the framework of the JCPOA”. Iran’s diplomatic spokesperson indicated that “the letter was written following the irresponsible and illegal move by the three European states in presenting the draft resolution at the IAEA Board of Governors, as well as the continued non-abidance with the commitments under the deal”. On 4 July a UK diplomatic spokesperson remarked that “the UK remains committed to JCPOA, but it is being put at risk by systematic Iranian non-compliance… [Iran] must engage constructively with the DRM process initiated by the E3, and implement its commitments under the deal”.
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