As the Europeans try to save the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and persist on negotiations with Tehran, Iran’s regime, emboldened by the European approach, vows to breach more of its commitments under the terms of the JCPOA.
On September 1, in an interview with the state-run Khabr-e Fori news agency, Seyeed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, head of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security commission, said that Javad Zarif, the Iranian regime’s foreign minister, in session with this commission, underlined that if the Europeans won’t take concrete measures to circumvent U.S. sanctions, Iran will take its third step in breaching the JCPOA.
On September 1, in an interview with the state TV, Zarif threatened Europe by saying, “If by Thursday, the Europeans wont’ take necessary actions, we will take the third step in reducing our commitments under the terms of the JCPOA.”
However, Zarif didn’t mention what is the action his regime will take.
Meanwhile, the Europeans, while persisting on keeping the JCPOA, urged Iran’s regime to abide by its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.
As Iran analysts say, any weak approach toward the Iranian regime, such as negotiations or giving it incentive packages, only emboldens this regime to continue is destructive policies, maintaining the threat to the peace and stability in the Middle East and the world.
Originally published at http://freedomstarblog.wordpress.com on September 2, 2019.