Tehran, Sep 24: Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has on Monday condemned the European signatories to the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal for the failure to fulfill their commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
E3's paralysis in fulfilling their obligations w/o US permission has been clear since May 2018.
Solution to this deficiency: mustering will to forge independent path—not parroting absurd US claims & requests INCONSISTENT with JCPOA.
No new deal before compliance w/ current one.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) September 23, 2019
The condemnation comes after three European members – France, Germany and the United Kingdom (UK), under the pact, on Monday called on “Iran to accept negotiation on a long-term framework for its nuclear program as well as on issues related to regional security, including its missiles program and other means of delivery”
“It is clear to us that Iran bears responsibility for this attack. There is no other plausible explanation. We support ongoing investigations to establish further details,” the trio said, according to Reuters.
On last Friday, an official within Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement has declared it will cease targeting Saudi Arabia with its ballistic missiles or military drone, warning the extension of Yemen civil war “will not benefit any side”.
The declaration was made on Friday by Houthi’s supreme political council head Mahdi al-Mashat – who is in-charge of rebel-held regions in Yemen, according to Al-Jazeera news reports.
The announcement has come after Houthi claimed the responsibility of drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil facilities last week. Though, Houthi reiterated its claim, Riyadh and the United States stood at their stance, blaming Iran for oil attacks.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has on Sunday said UK has concluded Iran was behind the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Aramco oil plants.
Moreover, Johnson has said Britain would consider joining the United States-led international maritime coalition to secure the free movement and ease the heightened tensions in the Middle East amidst Saudi Aramco oil plants attack on Sep 14.