Tehran optimistic, Europe will save the nuclear deal


According to Iranian news agency Mehr and Tasmnim, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, has called for the major powers to remain faithful to the nuclear agreement signed in 2015.

Bahram, during the usual press conference on Monday revealed that “there are some ambiguities on the implementation of the EU mechanism to protect trade with Iran from American sanctions. But we remain confident that the Europeans can save the agreement ”.

In recent months, the High Representative for the Common Foreign and Defense Policy of the European Union, Federica Mogherini announced the decision to establish a financial vehicle with which to circumvent the unilateral sanctions imposed on Tehran by the United States, called SPIRO (European Special Financial Mechanism). This Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) will function as a stock exchange clearing house to allow Iran to continue selling oil. The mechanism will not include the other signatories to the Iranian nuclear agreement, China and Russia, which will adopt their own payment mechanisms with Tehran.

The United States, on 7 August last, launched the first tranche of the sanctions imposed against Tehran, which concern companies operating in the sectors of the dollar, gold, software for managing industrial processes and various minerals such as graphite, raw metals and coal.

Since November 5, further measures have come into effect that affect both the country and the activities of Tehran that trade with the regime of the ayatollahs and operate in the banking and oil sectors.

Tehran optimistic, Europe will save the nuclear deal