Mohammad Javad Zarif made the remarks in a tweet on Thursday that he addressed to the 27-nation bloc and the E3, namely current EU members France and Germany, and former constituent the UK.
“If E3/EU want full implementation of CBMs & enhanced transparency that JCPOA provides, they should reject US #Economic Terrorism,” the top diplomat said.
Iran rejects nuclear weapons for religious & strategic reasons—far weightier than any “deal".— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) September 10, 2020
But if E3/EU want full implementation of CBMs & enhanced transparency that JCPOA provides, they should reject US #EconomicTerrorism just as they've rejected its vandalism in the #UNSC.
The “transparency and confidence building measures” is part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a nuclear deal that Iran signed with the E3, the US, China, and Russia in Vienna in 2015.
As part of the measures, the Islamic Republic undertook voluntary curbs on its nuclear activities.
Tehran was, however, forced to lift the limits that it had accepted under the JCPOA on its nuclear work after the US illegally and unilaterally left the nuclear agreement, returned the sanctions that the deal had lifted, and began threatening others, including the E3, into toeing its sanction line.
The Islamic Republic says the US’ campaign of economic pressure amounts to economic terrorism.
Zarif said the bloc and E3’s potential decision to resist the American terrorism would simulate how “they've rejected its vandalism in the #UNSC (United Nations Security Council).”