Yesterday (4 February), the EU Council said in conclusions on Iran press release that the EU is committed to the JCPOA, welcomes Iran’s implementation of its nuclear commitments, regrets the US’s withdrawal from the deal and draws attention to the new EU SPV (see previous blog).
However, the EU also expressed concern at Iran’s role in “growing tensions in the region… including the provision of military, financial and political support to non-state actors in countries such as Syria and Lebanon”, Iran’s ballistic missile activity and human rights situation, and “hostile activities that Iran has conducted on the territory of several Member States” (see previous blog).
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