Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

Iran's President Rouhani seeks to preserve nuclear agreement with Europe

Opinion       Whatever happens in the 2020 election Colombo cannot play the China card against India
       
       	        Seshadri Chari         11 May 2018 Opinion Whatever happens in the 2020 election Colombo cannot play the China card against India Seshadri Chari 11 May 2018
Faye Gross | 14 May, 2018, 04:34

President Sirisena also called for more investment from the state and private sectors of Iran, and voiced appreciation at Iran's assistance to Sri Lanka in boosting the country's economic sector.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has told her Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, that the British government is committed to ensuring the Iran nuclear deal is upheld.

"The US has announced that it has pulled out from the nuclear deal, which means a clear violation of ethics, politics and the correct diplomatic ways", he added.

Rouhani's comments arrive amid an effort by his foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, to confer with representatives of other signatories to the deal in an apparent attempt to prevent the deal from completely collapsing under the weight of the US' departure.

Zarif is expected to leave Tehran for Beijing on Sunday and then head to Moscow on Monday.

"If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran will remain in the deal despite the will of America", Rouhani said during a speech on state television, calling President Donald Trump's decision to pull the USA out of the agreement a "violation of morals".

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However, not only will the USA re-impose sanctions on Iran - but foreign firms dealing with the country could also be targeted, complicating rehabilitation aspirations and building skepticism that the agreement will survive.

Mrs May also said it is in both countries' interests to maintain the deal, before adding that Tehran must continue to meet its obligations under the pact.

Mr Rouhani has said Iran would stay committed to the deal, which Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation also signed, provided those powers could ensure Iran was protected from sanctions against key sectors of its economy such as oil.

Furthermore, the controversial U.S withdrawal of the deal has highlighted schisms within Iran's own political top brass, who do not want to see the country re-commit to the deal.

On Wednesday, Jafari had cast doubt on European nations' ability to save the nuclear accord.

Meanwhile, European diplomats in Tehran fumed that Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal could undermine years of patient work to restore commercial and diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic.

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