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Germany insists on implementing existing nuclear deal with Iran

April 25, 15:51 UTC+3 BERLIN

According to the German Foreign Ministry spokesman, the global community must be sure that Tehran’s nuclear program serves peaceful purposes

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BERLIN, April 25. /TASS/. Iran’s nuclear program cannot be revised unilaterally by anyone. Germany continues to insist on full compliance with the agreement by all parties, German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Rainer Breul told reporters at a press briefing in Berlin on Wednesday.

"Our stance has remained unchanged. Compliance with the agreement and its full implementation by all parties is a priority," he noted.

According to the spokesman, the global community must be sure that Tehran’s nuclear program serves peaceful purposes. When asked whether Berlin feels Tehran honors its commitments under that deal, Breul answered in the affirmative. "There is no new agreement on the agenda," he stressed. "We continue to cooperate closely with the international partners on the issue."

The deal on Iran’s nuclear program, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was reached between Iran and six international mediators (Russia, the UK, China, the US, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015. In January 2016, the parties to the deal announced the launch of its implementation. Under the deal, Iran undertook efforts to curb its nuclear activities and place them under the total control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in exchange for lifting the sanctions that were imposed previously by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United States over its nuclear program.

US President Donald Trump has stated on numerous occasions that the Iran nuclear deal is flawed arguing that it did not prevent the creation of nuclear weapons by Iran but only postponed it. On January 12, 2018, he said Washington would withdraw from the agreement if it were not amended. French President Emmanuel Macron earlier said that Paris is ready to work together with Washington on a new agreement regarding Tehran’s nuclear program.

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