Iranian Foreign Ministry calls for practical steps to save JCPOA

 Iranian Foreign Ministry calls for practical steps to save JCPOA

The international community and remaining signatories of Iran’s nuclear deal should act to save the accord as “supportive statements” are not enough, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said during a visit to China.

"Safeguarding the (nuclear accord) is possible through practical measures, and not only through supportive statements," IRNA cited Zarif as saying.

"If the international community feels that this (nuclear) accord is a valuable achievement, then it should take practical steps just like Iran does," Zarif said on Iranian state television. "The meaning of practical steps is fully clear: Iran’s economic relations should be normalized."

Last week, Iran notified the five remaining signatories that it would scale back some commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal, a year after Washington left the pact and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. Tehran has asked the other signatories to help protect its economy from U.S. sanctions.

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