EU must delineate how it will secure Iran’s interests

TEHRAN, May. 11 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that how Europe is going to secure Iran’s interests in the JCPOA should be clarified in a limited period of time.

“The European Union, especially Germany, France, and UK, must announce, within the set time limit, their uncompromising stance on how they will guarantee Iran’s interests in the JCPOA after US pullout from the deal,” said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, late on Thursday.

He made the remarks in telephone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Iran’s interests in important areas and issues relevant to the JCPOA, like oil, gas, and petrochemicals sales, as well as banking relations should be clearly and explicitly defined and guaranteed,” reiterated the Iranian president.

“These issues, which can help to preserve the JCPOA, should be discussed and finalized withing a matter of weeks in the meetings of the foreign ministers and experts of Iran and European Union,” President Rouhani underlined.

Ms. Merkel, for her part, reassured that keeping and preserving the nuclear deal is of prime importance for Europe.

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