14 Jun 2019 14:22

Iranian president asks nuclear deal parties to step up fulfillment of their obligations

BISHKEK. June 14 (Interfax) - Tehran is asking the remaining parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to step up the fulfillment of their obligations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit on Friday.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is asking other parties to the agreement to step up the fulfillment of their JCPOA obligations, so that the Islamic Republic of Iran might use the economic opportunities it provides," Rouhani said.

The JCPOA is an important achievement of international diplomacy, he said.

There are fifteen reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirming the fulfillment of Iran's obligations, Rouhani said. "However, unfortunately, the United States has unilaterally withdrawn from the agreement and is forcing other parties and states to violate UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which prescribes a normal trade relationship with Iran," he said.