(MENAFN- AzerNews) Nasser Kanaani, Spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, has
commented upon the statements of France and the US over Iran having
violated the nuclear deal, Azernews reports, citing Trend.
"They are against a powerful Iran," the spokesman wrote on his
On May 25, Iran conducted a test for a ballistic missile with
the potential of a 2,000-kilometer range. France MFA Spokesperson
Anne-Claire Legendre has called this act "worrying in the context
of the uninterrupted escalation of Iran's nuclear program". US
State Department Spokesman also expressed concern about this move,
saying that "Iran's development and proliferation of ballistic
missiles pose a serious threat to regional and international
security and remains a significant nonproliferation challenge".
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known
as the nuclear deal, was signed by Iran and world powers in July
2015. The agreement required Iran to restrict its nuclear program
in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. However, the United
States withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and reimposed unilateral
sanctions on Iran, leading Iran to reduce its nuclear
Talks for the revival of the JCPOA commenced in April 2021 in
Vienna. Despite the lack of a breakthrough since the latest round
of negotiations in August 2022, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian's
positive outlook signifies Iran's determination to find a
resolution and restore the nuclear deal while advocating for the
removal of sanctions through diplomatic channels.
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