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French Foreign Minister calls for early resumption of the JCPOA


PARIS, 27 Sep. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, speaking at the UN General Assembly, called for an early resumption of negotiations on the restoration of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “As for the continuation of the Iranian nuclear program, it requires us to be very firm. Iran cannot believe that time is playing in his favor, as the risk of a major crisis increases as his nuclear program becomes more dangerous, “said Le Drian, whose speech at the UNGA was broadcast via video link. The French Foreign Ministry commented on Erdogan's statement on the reform of the UN Security Council “France will take all the necessary initiatives for dialogue. But the only possible way is an agreement that allows it to establish that Iran is fulfilling its obligations again. Therefore, it is necessary that negotiations resume in the near future,” he stressed. French minister. In 2015, Britain, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, France and Iran signed a JCPOA. The deal involved lifting sanctions in exchange for limiting Iran's nuclear program as a guarantor of Tehran's non-receipt of nuclear weapons. In May 2018, then-US President Donald Trump decided to unilaterally withdraw and reinstate tough sanctions against Tehran. In response, Iran announced a phased reduction in its obligations under the agreement, abandoning restrictions on nuclear research, centrifuges and uranium enrichment. Negotiations are now underway in Vienna to restore the JCPOA and lift US sanctions on Iran, the sixth round ended on June 20. According to Mikhail Ulyanov, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to international organizations in Vienna, the work to restore the deal has been completed by almost 90%, there are still political moments related to the obligations of the United States and how Washington will comply with them in the future. The Iranian Foreign Ministry said that negotiations will resume in the fall, as the government of the new President Ibrahim Raisi, who won the elections in June, is to be finally formed in Iran. French Defense Minister's speech in the Senate greeted with a roar of indignation

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