UK, France, Germany Say Iran Has Made ‘Unrealistic Demands’ at Doha Meeting on JCPOA

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UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - Iran has not seized the opportunity to work to advance the goals of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement during the meeting in Doha and has made instead "unrealistic demands," the United Kingdom, France and Germany said on Thursday.
Unfortunately, it is our understanding that at the meeting which ended yesterday in Doha, Iran once again refused to seize the opportunity and, instead, made new extraneous and unrealistic demands," the statement said.
Diplomats representing the three countries read the statement prior to the UN Security Council meeting set to discuss Iran and its compliance under the JCPOA.
Iran said that the E3 countries - comprising France, Germany and the United Kingdom - disregarded the promises related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and left Tehran with no option but to put a break on its commitments to the accord, the Iran's Ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht-Ravanchi said on Thursday.
"Unfortunately, the E3 disregarded their obligations and promises, leaving Iran with no choice but to utilize its rights under paragraph 26 and 36 of JCPOA to partially suspend its commitments on May 8, 2019," Takht-Ravanchi said during a UN Security Council meeting on Iran and its compliance with resolution 2231.
The UN Security Council convened its biannual briefing on the implementation of resolution 2231 that endorsed the JCPOA.
UN Security Council members have been at odds on whether Iran’s actions have contravened resolution 2231 or Tehran complies with it.
Meanwhile, Deputy Permanent Representative Dmitry Polyanskiy told a UNSC meeting on Thursday that Russia sees no alternative to the 2016 Iran nuclear deal and supports efforts to restore it.
"I wish to stress the fact that there is still no alternative to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Our duty is to safeguard this deal and to revive it. The Russian Federation wholeheartedly supports negotiations to resume implementation of the JCPOA through the initially agreed upon frameworks," Polyanskiy told a briefing on Iran.
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