Iranian noncompliance harms revival of nuclear deal, Irish FM tells 'Post'


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Iranian noncompliance harms revival of nuclear deal, Irish FM tells 'Post'
Third-party talks led by the EU to revive the deal have faltered. In the interim, Iran has inched closer to the point where it could produce a nuclear bomb.
NOVEMBER 3, 2021

Tehran’s continued pursuit of nuclear-weapons development jeopardizes the revival of the 2015 Iran deal, Ireland’s Foreign Minister Simon Coveney told The Jerusalem Post in advance of his talk with his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapid on the matter on Wednesday. “There is a real-time consideration here,” he told the paper a day earlier in speaking about the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which had sought to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.

“Iran is developing their nuclear capacity outside of what was agreed in the JCPOA. They are no longer anywhere close to compliance,” Coveney said. If this lack of compliance continues, “at some point in time the countries that are committed to making the JCPOA work will question whether it can do the job it was designed to do any longer,” Coveney explained. Since taking office in January, US President Joe Biden has sought to reimpose the deal, which the Trump administration exited in 2018. It had been signed between Tehran and six world powers: the US, Russia, China, France, UK and Germany.