Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna, has criticized the EU Troika’s position on modernizing and amending the international nuclear deal with Iran.
The EU troika (Germany, France and the UK) wants to modernize the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA/Nuclear Agreement), Ulyanov wrote in a new tweet on Friday.
He added: “The position of the new U.S. administration seems to be more realistic, as U.S. officials say.”
Russia’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna said, “First, the nuclear agreement should be fully revived with Iran’s participation, and then related issues should be addressed.”
Due to Trump’s anti-Iran policies and the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPoA, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom insisted on maintaining the nuclear agreement and tried to prevent its destruction.
However, with the announcement of the results of the U.S. presidential election and the victory of Joe Biden, the EU Troika took a different stance than in the Trump era. During that time, they spoke of a more comprehensive agreement with Iran.
Experts believe that Europe will cooperate more with the U.S. during Joe Biden’s term than during Donald Trump’s term.
The European Troika also intends to put additional pressure on Iran due to the Biden administration’s multilateral foreign policy and force Tehran to accept their demands beyond the nuclear agreement, while also emphasizing the preservation of the nuclear deal.
by Xavier Cuesta – European Correspondent – EN