French Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Iran Q&A - Excerpts from the Daily Press Briefing

March 22, 2018

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

Q - The United States stated yesterday that it was preparing a contingency plan in the event of a breakdown in the negotiations with the Europeans on the Iranian nuclear issue. On the European side, have you also started to prepare for this possibility?

A– The Vienna agreement must be preserved. We are working with our European partners to that end. At this stage, the United States is implementing this agreement. We hope that it will confirm this position. It is up to the U.S. to decide.

For our part, we are attached to the full implementation of the agreement, which requires Iran to continue to comply with all of its commitments.

As Jean-Yves Le Drian reaffirmed on the sidelines of the Foreign Affairs Council on March 19, “We are absolutely determined to ensure that the Vienna agreements are upheld, and we must take strong action in this respect. We must not however exclude Iran’s responsibility in ballistic missile proliferation and its highly questionable role throughout the Middle East region.”