Iran not to withdrawal from JCPOA completely; MP says
A reformist Member of Iran Parliament Gholamreza Heydari hopes that next round of cuts in nuclear commitments under 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA) lead to less tension.
Speaking to ILNA news agency correspondent, he said “Europeans see their interests in relation to United States benefits.”
The Iranian lawmaker refers to the third round of cuts in nuclear commitments under the JCPOA and added that we have to see how much our European side and our interests are provided in this new game.
“The fact is that Trump is a special phenomenon in history. For example, U.S president had already sent mediators, including Japan and France, to negotiate with Iran, but now he says that I have nothing to do with the mediator and I want to communicate directly. So Trump is unpredictable.”
Answering to question about could Tehran next steps lead to Iran's withdrawal from JCPOA, he said "I do not see such a prospect.”
The IAEA said in a statement on Friday that acting Director General Cornel Feruta "will travel to Tehran on Saturday for meetings with high-level Iranian officials on Sunday".
"The visit is part of ongoing interactions between the IAEA and Iran," the statement said, adding that this included "the IAEA's verification and monitoring in Iran under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)", the name for the 2015 deal with world powers over Iran's nuclear programme.
On Saturday, Iranian officials are expected to announce details of the third round of cuts in nuclear commitments under the JCPOA, which Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Wednesday, and said it will affect "the field of research and development".
The nuclear deal - agreed on by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, the US and the European Union - gave Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for accepting curbs on its nuclear programme.
Tensions between Iran and the other parties to the deal have spiralled since the US unilaterally pulled out in 2018 and reinstated crippling economic sanctions.