TEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that Iran has not closed the path of dialogue with the European Union on the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA.
During a meeting with Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok in Tehran, Rouhani said that all must make efforts to preserve the JCPOA.
“We believe the nuclear deal was beneficial to the region and the world and the United States’ action was harmful to all, even the people of the United States. Unfortunately, during the past 21 months since the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPOA, the European Union could not take an effective step in line with implementing its commitments,” Rouhani complained.
For his part, Blok said it is essential to keep the JCPOA alive as an international agreement and the Netherlands will continue efforts in this respect.
“For this purpose, we should continue dialogue and dialogue can be a solution to problems and differences,” the chief diplomat remarked.