MOSCOW, June 30. /TASS/. The European Union has so far failed to submit to Iran its package of proposals to persuade the Islamic Republic to remain in the nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said in a statement on Saturday.
"Definitely, we will announce and begin examining the package’s content as soon as we receive it," he said, adding that the European states are still engaged in the final rounds of their talks on the package.
Qassemi added that the Islamic Republic will decide on whether or not to remain in the nuclear deal after carefully examining them from the point of view of its national interests and concerns.
On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced Washington’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal as it, in his words, leaves Iran a possibility to create a nuclear bomb bypassing all the restrictions. He promised to reinstate the former anti-Iranian sanctions and impose tighter ones. British Prime Minister Theresa May, Germany’s Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have urged all the signatories to the deal to stay committed to all of its provisions.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated his country’s commitment to the deal, saying Teheran will continue to implement its liabilities. He called on the European Union to guarantee observance of its interests to keep the deal in place. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Moscow would press for preserving the agreement in spite of Washington’s plans to reintroduce sanctions against Teheran.