Germany’s UN mission in New York claimed Monday that Berlin remains committed to the preservation and full implementation of UN Resolution 2231.
In a post on its Twitter page Monday, the German mission to the United Nations said Berlin “remains fully committed to the preservation and full implementation of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as well as UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which reaffirms the agreement.
The tweet went on to say that the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA and its reimposed sanctions on Iran were regrettable.
The German UN mission also expressed Germany’s concern about actions by Iran “in contradiction to key nuclear provisions in the JCPOA,” referring to Tehran’s suspension of some of its obligations under the deal in response to the failure of other signatories to meet their obligations set out in the agreement.
The European Union and the European Troika (Germany, the United Kingdom, and France) have promised to maintain the international nuclear agreement with Iran -JCPOA- after the illegal exit of the United States on May 8, 2018, but so far the practical steps to maintain the agreement have not been successful.
Under these circumstances, on May 8, 2019, on the anniversary of the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear agreement, Iran’s Supreme National Security Council announced that Iran would gradually reduce its obligations under Articles 26 and 36 of that agreement in order to balance the country’s obligations and rights. On January 5, 2020, Iran announced in a statement the fifth and final step in reducing the Islamic Republic of Iran’s obligations under the JCPOA after the European parties continued to default on their commitments. (DN)
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent