Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini on May 13, 2019 (Excerpts)

May 13, 2019

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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Q: On Iran and JCPOA implementation?

You know very well the European Union position. First of all, we continue to fully support the nuclear deal with Iran and its full implementation. We will have also today in the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council a meeting between myself and the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany and the UK to discuss how to best continue to support the full implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran that for us remains a key pillar of security in our region. 

The nuclear deal has been and continues to be for us a key element of the non-proliferation architecture, both globally and in the region. We will continue to support it as much as we can with all our instruments and all our political will. This is very well known, both in Washington and in Tehran. We obviously also discuss with Iran, on the basis of that work, the regional developments. On some of the issues, we have very serious differences and divergences. We always believe that dialogue is the only and best way to address differences and avoid escalation in the region, which is already tense enough. Any escalation should be avoided.