He pointed to Europe's failure to save the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) following the US' withdrawal last year, and said "the E3 can save JCPOA but not by appeasing the bully and pressuring the complying party."
"Rather it should muster the courage to fulfill its own obligations," Zarif said.
For 20 months, the E3-following UK appeasement policy-has bowed to US diktat.— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 13, 2020
That hasn't gotten it anywhere-and it never will.
E3 can save JCPOA but not by appeasing the bully & pressuring the complying party
Rather it should muster the courage to fulfill its own obligations.
His comments came after the leaders of Britain, France and Germany called in a joint statement on Iran to return to full compliance with their 2015 nuclear deal and reverse its countermeasures against the West's failures vis-a-vis Tehran.
“It is essential that Iran return to full compliance with its commitments under the agreement,” French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Sunday.
The Europeans' call on Iran to fully comply with the nuclear deal stands in contrast to their failure to protect the Islamic Republic from unilateral US sanctions on Tehran after Washington abandoned the accord.