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Tehran promises EU to adhere to JCPOA on one condition

Staff Writer |
Iran has promised the European Union to adhere to the terms of the nuclear agreement provided that EU countries make up for the damage Tehran may suffer from U.S. sanctions, Iran’s nuclear chief, Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi said.

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"We hope that what they have presented to us, will be materialized," Salehi said.

He urged EU representatives to stand up to Washington’s pressure and keep the 2015 accord in place. He added that Tehran would uphold the agreement only if the EU’s effort helps offset renewed US sanctions.

“The ball is in their court,” Sputnik cited Salehi as saying.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that European efforts to save the nuclear deal after the exit of the United States were not sufficient.

"The cascade of decisions by EU companies to end their activities in Iran makes things much more complicated," Iran's Foreign Minister said after meeting with EU energy commissioner Miguel Arias Canete, who has been on a two-day visit to Tehran.

"With the exit of the United States from the nuclear deal, the expectations of the Iranian public towards the European Union have increased... and the EU's political support for the nuclear agreement is not sufficient," Zarif added in comments carried by state broadcaster IRIB.

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