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Iran | Zarif: Iran Remains Committed to the Nuclear Deal & IAEA Has Confirmed That

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran remains committed to the nuclear deal and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran's commitment to the deal on multiple occasions, adding that everyone knows it was the United States which withdrew from the JCPOA.

In an exclusive interview with Russia Today Arabic, Zarif added that Europeans’ commitments included ensuring purchase of Iran's oil and maintaining banking relations with Iran, all of which have been mentioned in EU’s May 2018 statement.

Zarif said Europeans have many commitments toward Iran and they should fulfil them.

Commenting on FATF, the foreign minister said the Iranian parliament approves new legislation according to the framework of its own local regulations. Iran is a victim of terrorism and it combats money laundering based on laws drawn up and approved by the parliament.

He stressed that placing Iran on FATF blacklist was a mistake from the very beginning, noting that Iran's missiles are for defensive purposes and are used only against terrorist groups, while EU and US-made weapons have targeted the peoples of Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Gaza.