Iranian Foreign Ministry: EU refuses to activate JCPOA trigger mechanism

Iranian Foreign Ministry: EU refuses to activate JCPOA trigger mechanism

Iran's deputy foreign minister for political affairs Abbas Araqchi said despite their recent threat to activate the trigger mechanism envisaged in the nuclear accord with Iran, the European signatories to the deal will not do so for the time being.

"During the recent meeting with the 4+1 group, the trigger mechanism was never brought up and all remarks to this effect have no other goal, but to create a negative atmosphere against our country," he said on the sidelines of the Iranian parliament’s session.

Asked about a possible decision on the fifth step to be taken by Iran to reduce its JCPOA commitments, Araqchi said, "We are currently one month away from the point where we may take the fifth step. There are various ideas about how such a measure should be taken."

"Of course, in the recent meeting with the 4+1 group we told them that if Iran makes sure it stands to no benefit from the JCPOA, our country will take new measures to reduce its commitments," PressTV cited the deputy foreign minister as saying.

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