Zarif says JCPOA survival depends on EU

Zarif says JCPOA survival depends on EU

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who is in China to discuss the future of the nuclear deal in light of US withdrawal, said JCPOA would stay in place as long as EU guarantees that Iran’s interests are not violated, Mehr news agency reported.

Zarif made the remarks while speaking to reporters upon arrival at Beijing International Airport on Sunday morning. He added that “the European Union has made the most demands on Iran after US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, urging us to stay committed to the international agreement.”

“European countries must guarantee that despite the US pullout from the JCPOA, the interests of the Iranian nation will be preserved,” he added.