Summary of Remarks between Iran's Rouhani and France's Macron on JCPOA Implementation (Excerpts)

November 21, 2017

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Presidents of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of France had a phone conversation and discussed the most important bilateral, regional and international issues.   

President Hassan Rouhani had a phone call with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday and appreciated the French government, people and president for their message of condolence over recent earthquake in Kermanshah and said that Iran was ready to deepen ties with France in all fields of mutual interest based on mutual respect and common interests.

The president further referred to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and commended the efforts of France and the European Union to consolidate the international treaty, saying: "From the point of view of Iran, on the one hand, full and accurate implementation of the JCPOA is an important test for other important international cooperation and, on the other hand, adding or removing parts from the JCPOA will lead to the collapse of this agreement".

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The president said that the adventures that some inexperienced princes in the region are looking for in the region were to the detriment of the entire region, saying: "We are against adventure seeking and division in this region, and we believe that France, with its place in the region and by keeping its independence of vote, can play a constructive role by a realistic and impartial approach".

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The president also referred to the developments in Yemen and said: "We hope that the siege and bombing of Yemen will be stopped and groundwork will be provided for a Yemeni-Yemen negotiation to restore full security to the country."

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The French president also called for the need for the development of Tehran-Paris cooperation in all fields of mutual interest and said that all countries should work to protect the JCPOA, and that France is fully committed to this agreement".

Emmanuel Macron also said that the French government is making every effort to help banks and businesspeople strengthen their ties with Iran, describing commitment to the JCPOA a major step in confidence building.

He also referred the continuation of constructive dialogues between countries, particularly in the region, to strengthen its security and stability as Paris policy, saying: "We are in a mediating position to reduce hostilities in the region and strengthen stability."

Macron also expressed hope that the situations in Yemen and Syria would end as soon as possible and that security would return to those countries.

The French president invited Dr Rouhani to travel to Paris later next month to attend the international climate change conference and discussion on this issue.