JCPOA members should increase trade with Iran to protect deal

TEHRAN, Jul. 15 (MNA) – Andrey Kortunov, the Director General of RIAC, believes that JCPOA member states should increase trade and economy ties with Iran to preserve the deal.

“The countries remaining in the JCPOA have a lot of options to protect the agreement,” said Andrey Kortunov, the Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC).

The Russian expert made the remarks on the sidelines of the World Peace Forum in Chinese capital city of Beijing.

“The countries remaining in the deal should observe their duties stipulated in this international agreement and continue their commercial and economic cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran,” added the director general of RIAC.

“The countries which signed this agreement in 2015 should join collective efforts to contain the blows delivered by US against the JCPOA,” he asserted.

“Expanding commercial and economic cooperation with Iran is one of the countermeasures to assure Iran to keep abiding by the nuclear agreement and the JCPOA is not a failed agreement,” he stressed.

“Dialogues should be established with Iran to let Tehran play its constructive regional role as a regional power with enough legitimacy,” he highlighted.

“Iran should know that it has legitimate rights in the region, and Iran has played a constructive role in Syria in the war against terrorism and that is why Iran is better to join resolving regional issues with other parties involved,” Mr. Kortunov maintained.

The 7th edition of the World Peace Forum is underway in Chinese capital city of Beijing with a host of diplomats, politician, and commentators sharing their views on global issues and the avenues to preserve peace in the world. The first edition of the event took place in 2012.

US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of the Iran deal on May 8. The deal has been endorsed by the United Nations Security Council, effectively being international law.

The other parties to the deal, including the US’s European allies, have collectively decided to sustain the agreement and are detailing out ways to do that.


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