French FM starts controversial meetings in Tehran


The country's defense power will increase without any pause and foreigners should not interfere in the issue, Brigadier General Jazayeri said on Monday.

Zarif further accused the U.S. of failing to fulfill its commitments under the agreement.

In a Monday meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, the French foreign minister once again expressed his country's decision to respect, preserve and implement the JCPOA.

If Kamalvandi's claims are accurate, Iran's nuclear program could be up and running nearly immediately if the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) fails.

Araghchi has also said that the deal's expected economic benefits are yet to materialize because companies fear running afoul of USA sanctions. It's thought that Le Drian will meet with senior officials in Tehran in reaction to Trump who has threatened to quit unless European allies help "fix" the deal.

"The JCPOA represents a significant gain for verification", Amano said, according to a text of his speech published by his agency.

Zarif emphasized that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is tasked with monitoring Iran's compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA, has verified the Islamic Republic's compliance with the deal in 10 reports.

At the time of signing up for the deal, Iran's main objective for entering the agreement, was to dupe the Obama administration into returning billions of dollars, which had been impounded due to its continual pursuance of illicit nuclear activity.

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The draft seeks to trigger the War Powers Act of 1973, which enables US Congress to override the authority of the president and end war where it deems it unauthorised.

"Annihilation of the United States and Europe's nuclear weapons and long-range missiles is the prerequisite for negotiations on Iran's missiles", Jazzayeri said.

Earlier, Iranian military's spokesman has commented on Donald Trump's threat to scrap the 2015 Iran Nuclear on the cause of Tehran developing its missile program.

French President Emmanuel Macron, during a March 4 phone conversation, urged Rohani to put "necessary pressure" on the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad to halt "indiscriminate" attacks on civilians in the eastern Ghouta region - a rebel-held enclave near the capital Damascus.

For his part, Rouhani said countries exporting weapons to Saudi Arabia - France being one of the biggest suppliers - must answer for war crimes being committed by that country in Yemen.

Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the U.S., UK, France, Russia, and China - Germany and the European Union struck the nuclear deal on July 14, 2015.

During his stay, Le Drian is also expected to discuss bilateral ties.

Iranian and French media reported that Le Drian's trip will prepare the grounds for a potential visit by Macron to Iran later this year.