EU concerned at Iran's latest plans to reduce nuclear commitments
The European Union on Tuesday expressed concern at Iran's announcement that it plans to further scale back its commitments under the nuclear deal struck with global partners, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"We urge Iran to reverse all activities that are inconsistent with its commitments under the JCPOA and to refrain from any further measures that would undermine the preservation and full implementation of the nuclear deal," says EU foreign policy spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic.
She stressed the importance of the nuclear accord as a "key element" of the global nuclear non-proliferation architecture, while warning that it is becoming more difficult to maintain.
Kocijancic noted that the EU will base its assessment of any breaches on the findings of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the "only body responsible for monitoring and verifying Iran's nuclear commitment." (dpa)