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9 December 2020

President Rouhani maintained that “the countries that remained in the JCPOA did not fulfill their obligations properly and now the installation of modern and new IR-2M centrifuges in Natanz is not new for some Europeans to mourn about”. He further emphasised that “returning to the obligations does not take time at all and it only depends on resolve… The next person [ie, U.S. President-elect Biden] can put a good piece of paper on the table and sign it nicely so that we could return to the first place, and it does not take time at all”. Relatedly, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif insisted that “the U.S. is responsible for its commitments to the JCPOA, and it should make effort to regain the membership of the deal… The privilege of being a member of the 2015 nuclear deal would be granted to the U.S. if it were faithful to fulfill its commitments”.

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