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Publish Date: 8:41 - 27 February 2020
Tehran 27 February _Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi says European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are keen to preserve the agreement.

Remaining JCPOA parties willing to keep nuclear deal alive: Iran's AraqchiTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Araqchi made the remarks after the 15th meeting of the JCPOA’s Joint Commission in Vienna aimed at finding ways to save the agreement.

“All remaining participants in the JCPOA confirmed once again the importance of this deal and their support for the deal, and their efforts, their willingness to protect this deal to make sure that the JCPOA would stay alive," Araqchi told reporters.

“We are still open to any initiative, which can ensure Iran’s [benefits] of the JCPOA and we are fully prepared to reverse the steps we have taken so far in return for the fulfillment of the other sides’ commitments in the JCPOA,” he added.

He said that during the Wednesday meeting the Europeans put forward more serious and pragmatic ideas to reinforce INSTEX, a non-dollar direct payment channel -- officially called the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges, adding that INSTEX has almost reached an operational stage.

 “There is a willingness to strengthen INSTEX so it can cover major parts of Iran-EU trade. We discussed about different ways to strengthen this mechanism," he noted.

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