January 17 Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said on the 17th that the United Kingdom, France, Germany and other European countries had not contributed to maintaining the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue.
Zarif posted on social media on the same day that the United Kingdom, France and Germany followed the wishes of the Foreign Assets Control Office of the U.S. Treasury Department to fulfill their obligations under the Iran nuclear agreement, and did not contribute to maintaining the agreement.
Iranian media believe that Zarif’s statement is in response to the remarks made by the British, French and German foreign ministers a few days ago.
According to reports, French Foreign Minister Ludrian said on the 16th that Iran is “in the process of acquiring nuclear capabilities” and that this process must stop.
The Central Bank of Iran issued a statement on its official website on the 17th that Britain, France and Germany had previously established a “trade exchange support tool” for trade with Iran to save the Iran nuclear agreement, but this mechanism failed, mainly because the relevant European countries “did not have the courage” to exert independent economic power and did not find Channels for financing this mechanism.
In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany.
According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran.
The U.S. government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran.
Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement since May 2019, but promised to take measures that are “reversible”.