EU, US playing 'good cop, bad cop' over JCPOA

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (MNA) – Deputy FM Abbas Araghchi said Thu. that the US and EU’s position over Iran nuclear deal seems to many Iranian people as a mere ‘good cop, bad cop’ routine, with EU playing the ‘good cop’ in this scenario.

Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araghchi, made the remarks at the 2nd Iran-Europe Economic and Technological Conference currently underway in Brussels.

He stressed that Europe needs to make more effort to gain the trust of the Iranian people, because “right now, many of them do not trust them.”

Araghchi added that to Iranian people, the withdrawal of US from the nuclear deal is Washington’s tactic of playing the ‘bad cop’, while EU’s reassurances of preserving the agreement is nothing but an attempt at playing the ‘good cop’.

“Rest assured that JCPOA cannot exist alongside sanctions at the same time,” he stressed.

The 2nd International Iran-Europe Economic and Technological Conference is currently underway in Brussels on June 21-22 with the aim of countering European companies' fears of doing business with Iran after the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The event is also attended by Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari, who delivered a speech at the opening of the conference, outlining Iran’s scientific and technological achievements in recent years.

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