UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The leaders of Great Britain, Germany and France admitted the necessity of concluding a new deal on Tehran’s nuclear program, which would include those elements that are not reflected in the current Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (VCPD).
This is stated in a communiqué distributed by the office of British Prime Minister Theresa May following her telephone conversations on Saturday and Sunday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Recognizing the importance of maintaining the SVAP, they expressed their commitment to continue working closely together with the United States on how to solve a number of problems that Iran poses, including those issues that the new deal can cover,” the communique notes.
During the conversation, as the communique stresses, the leaders of the three countries “discussed the importance of the Iranian nuclear deal as the best way to neutralize the threat that Iran will acquire nuclear weapons,” while agreeing that their priority as an international community “continues to be to prevent Iran’s development of nuclear weapons.”
“They agreed that there are moments that the deal does not cover, but that we need to solve, including ballistic missiles, what will happen when the deal expires, and destabilizing Iran’s activities in the region,” May noted.
In July 2015, Iran, five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany reached an agreement on the settlement of the nuclear problem of Tehran. The SVAP developed by them provides for the abolition of sanctions imposed by the UN, the US and the EU imposed on Iran because of its nuclear program. In January 2016, it was announced that the transaction had been launched, and Washington canceled the restriction.