Iran has praised the decision of the European states to trigger the dispute mechanism under the nuclear agreement as a "passive" action, but said it is ready to consider any constructive efforts to save the agreement.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, as in the past, is fully prepared to support any (kind of) willingness and constructive effort to save the important international agreement," Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.
The three European countries co-signatory to the Iranian nuclear agreement (France, Great Britain and Germany) triggered the dispute settlement mechanism provided for in the agreement to force Tehran to honor its commitments
"In doing so, our three countries are not joining the campaign aimed at exerting maximum pressure against Iran," added the statement, which suggests that they do not want to join the sanctions policy against the United States.
The head of the European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, in charge of overseeing the dispute settlement mechanism provided for in the nuclear agreement, explained that the aim is "to solve the problems related to the Iranian nuclear agreement (and not) … to impose sanctions". He called on all signatories, including Tehran, to maintain the agreement.
Keeping the JCPA (the acronym for the text signed in 2015 and which in Romanian is the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan) is more important today than ever, ”he said.
The dispute settlement mechanism (triggered by Europeans, no.) Requires intense efforts and good faith from all. As a coordinator, I expect all participants to approach the process in this spirit, ”he added.
The triggering of the dispute settlement mechanism, with which Paris has been threatening for several weeks, could lead to the reintroduction of UN sanctions.
Europeans, however, do not want to "rush the road" to sanctions, but to put pressure on Iran to save the 2015 agreement, which is part of its nuclear program,
"We act in good faith with the overriding objective of keeping the agreement in the sincere hope of finding a solution to get out of the deadlock through constructive diplomatic dialogue, while we remain in this framework", underlined Jean-Yves Le Drian, Heiko Maas and Dominic Raab.
Johnson, on the other hand, says he is ready to replace the deal with the one negotiated by Trump.
"President Trump is an excellent negotiator (…). Let's work together to replace (the agreement signed in 2015) and replace it with Trump's agreement, "he told the BBC, saying it would be" a good way to go. "