EU Big Three Violates Tehran Declaration, Iran to React
VIENNA, March 12 (Mehr News Agency)
A member of the Iranian diplomatic mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors said Friday that Britain, France and Germany have reneged on their promises and violated the Tehran declaration adding that Iran will react to this move.
He told the Mehr News Agency that Tehran will react promptly, wisely and logically to the Europeans non-committal move.
Despite diplomatic efforts and insistence that Iran has implemented the clauses of the Tehran Declaration and that Paris, London, and Berlin should also live up to their commitments unfortunately these three countries have backed down from their promises and this move would definitely affect Irans relations with Europe, the Iranian diplomat said.
On October 21, Iran struck a deal with the European Union big three, Britain, France and Germany. According to the Tehran Declaration, Tehran agreed to sign the 93+2 Additional Protocol to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and also voluntarily agreed to suspend its uranium enrichment program. In return, the EU big three agreed to recognize Irans legitimate right to have a civilian nuclear energy program and to transfer nuclear technology to Iran.
By resorting to unjust and illogical ways these countries are trying to replace legal issues with political matters, said the diplomat.
In recent days, he said, Russia, China and the Non-Aligned members have been trying to soften the views of Canada, Australia, U.S. and even the European big three but unfortunately they did not succeed. Some NAM members interpreted the Westerners behavior toward themselves as unprincipled and disrespectful.