Europe Must Honor Commitments in Deed: Iran’s Top Judge

Europe Must Honor Commitments in Deed: Iran’s Top Judge

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi called on the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to honor their commitments practically instead of voicing verbal support.

Addressing a Monday meeting of the Judiciary’s High Council, Raeisi said, “Europeans must honor their commitments in practice. Issuing statements and making speeches are not sufficient.”

The top judge also stressed that need for plans to urge the EU to fulfill its undertakings.

He further lashed out at the US government for reneging on the previous agreements, saying it amounts to a brazen violation of the international law and the law of treaties.

The Judiciary chief also warned that linking the settlement of Iran’s internal problems to the foreign issues or the results of elections in the other countries would be a strategic mistake.

The top Iranian judge then decried the humiliating move by a number of regional countries to normalize ties with the Zionist regime.

Raeisi finally underlined that the Islamic Republic’s strategy is based on active and mighty resistance in the face of enemy, building the country with reliance on domestic capacities, and defending the national rights at the international organizations.

His comments came after the US government failed to attract support from the UN Security Council for a resolution to re-impose the UN sanction on Iran by resorting to the so-called snapback mechanism of the 2015 nuclear deal, which the US scrapped in 2018.

Washington says it has unilaterally triggered the snapback mechanism for resumption of virtually all UN sanctions on Iran, including the arms embargo.

All other parties to the JCPOA and nearly all UN Security Council members have said they do not believe the US has the right to re-impose the UN sanctions and that the US move has no legal effect.

On Friday, Britain, France and Germany told the Security Council that UN sanctions relief for Iran - agreed under the 2015 nuclear deal - would continue beyond Sunday, despite Washington’s assertion.


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