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Official speeches and statements - July 9, 2019

Published on July 9, 2019

1. Iran - Telephone conversation between Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and Mr. Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran - Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic (Paris - July 6, 2019)

On Saturday July 6, President Macron spoke for more than an hour with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

The French President reiterated his deep concern over the danger of further weakening the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPoA) and the consequences that would necessarily ensue.

Beyond the announced July 7 deadline, the President and his Iranian counterpart agreed to explore, between now and July 15, the conditions for a resumption of dialogue involving all the parties.

In the coming days, President Macron will continue his consultations with the Iranian authorities and the relevant international partners to de-escalate tensions related to the Iranian nuclear issue.

2. Iran - Joint communiqué issued by the foreign ministers of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, and the European Union High Representative (London - July 9, 2019)

The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, and the United Kingdom and the High Representative express deep concern that Iran is pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA).

The IAEA has now confirmed that Iran has started enriching uranium above the maximum allowed limit stipulated in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

We express deep concern that Iran is not meeting several of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran has stated that it wants to remain within the JCPoA. It must act accordingly by reversing these activities and returning to full JCPoA compliance without delay.

These compliance issues must be addressed within the framework of the JCPoA, and a Joint Commission should be convened urgently.

We call on all parties to act responsibly towards de-escalating ongoing tensions regarding Iran’s nuclear activities.

(Source of English text: Foreign and Commonwealth Office)