Reuters – The international community and remaining signatories of Iranâ€™s nuclear deal should act to save the accord as â€œsupportive statementsâ€? are not enough, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told state media during a visit to Japan and China.
Last week, Iran notified the five remaining signatories that it would scale back some commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal, a year after Washington left the pact and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. Tehran has asked the other signatories to help protect its economy from U.S. sanctions.
â€œSafeguarding the (nuclear accord) is possible through practical measures, and not only through supportive statements,â€? Zarif was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.
â€œIf the international community feels that this (nuclear) accord is a valuable achievement, then it should take practical steps just like Iran does,â€? Zarif said on Iranian state television. â€œThe meaning of practical steps is fully clear: Iranâ€™s economic relations should be normalized.â€?
Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Hugh Lawson
Source: The Iran Project