TEHRAN, Jan. 27 (Rahnuma): The head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran urged on Sunday the EU to implement their obligations within the framework of the Iranian international nuclear deal, official IRNA news agency reported.
“We hope the Europeans implement their promises before it is late,” Ali Akbar Salehi was quoted as saying.
The Iranian nuclear chief referred to a Special-Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which the European countries are devising for trade with Iran despite Washington’s threats against engagement with Tehran.
“If the Europeans fail to enact pertaining to their promises, it is likely that the forthcoming developments would please neither Iran nor Europeans and other signatories to the nuclear deal,” Salehi warned.
Following the U.S. exit from the deal last year, Iran has remained committed to its obligations under the deal, he said.
But the Europeans have been slow in implementing their months-long promises pertaining to the SPV, the Iranian official added.
After the U.S. withdrawal from the Iranian nuclear deal in May 2018, the remaining parties, including the EU, have been trying to keep the deal afloat.
U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed oil and banking sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the 2015 international nuclear deal.
A clearing house, known as a SPV, is due to be set up by the EU within days, according to the Western media.