News ID: 278665
Published: 0342 GMT December 26, 2020

US withdrawal from JCPOA eliminated all its positive effects: Serbian speaker

US withdrawal from JCPOA eliminated all its positive effects: Serbian speaker
IRNA
President of Serbian National Assembly Ivica Dacic (R) talks with Iran's Ambassador to Serbia Rashid Hassanpour (3rd L) in a meeting in Belgrade on December 25, 2020.

President of Serbian National Assembly Ivica Dacic said the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement eliminated all its positive effects and replaced them with a crisis.

Dacic made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Ambassador to Belgrade Rashid Hassanpour on Friday, according to IRNA.

Describing the nuclear agreement clinched between Iran and world powers as the greatest diplomatic victory and achievement in establishing peace and security, the Serbian official said, unfortunately, by withdrawing from the nuclear deal, the US administration eliminated all its positive effects and replaced them with a great crisis.

Iran showed the peaceful nature of its nuclear program to the world by signing the nuclear deal with six world states – namely the US, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China – in 2015. The accord was also ratified in the form of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

The US, however, unilaterally pulled out of the deal in May 2018 and reinstated unilateral sanctions against Tehran despite objections from the other signatories and the entire world community.

 

Bilateral relations

 

The Serbian official noted that leaders of his country are determined to expand and deepen relations with Iran, and this policy will not change.

“When I was at the helm of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I always supported maintaining and developing bilateral and international cooperation. I will continue this role in my new position and responsibility by strengthening parliamentary cooperation,” Dacic stressed.

Hailing current level of relations between the two countries, he said that the two countries have plenty of opportunities to improve relations, especially in the economic and agricultural fields.

The Serbian official also appreciated the principled stances of Iran on supporting national sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries, including Serbia.

The Iranian ambassador, for his part, conveyed the warm greetings of Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf to him and invited him to visit Tehran.

Describing bilateral relations as growing in various fields, Hassanpour said that Iran welcomes strengthening parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, which will pave the way for promoting collaborations in other fields.

 

 

   
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