"I want to emphasize that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reported 9 times that Iran has acted upon its undertakings and I, on behalf of Mogherini, say that there is no place for renegotiation on the nuclear deal. Also, the EU leaders have uttered many words in their latest meeting (stressing) that all sides are required to implement the nuclear deal," Schmid said on Tuesday, addressing the inauguration ceremony of a new round of high-level talks for cooperation between Iran and the EU, participated by Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi, in the Central Iranian city of Isfahan.
"The nuclear deal is an international agreement that all parties are required to implement and all sides should implement it. We showed in the nuclear deal what achievements diplomacy can have," she added.
"The EU is committed to implementation of the nuclear deal and the deal has provided the ground for Iran to use the nuclear energy peacefully," Schmid said.
After the announcement of the 'Implementation Day' of the 2015 nuclear deal in January 2016, Iran and EU have been proceeding their high-level talks, two rounds of which have already been held in Iran's capital, Tehran and Belgium's Brussels.
Energy, trade, banking cooperation, environment, counter terrorism moves and regional questions, including the Syrian, Iraqi and Yemeni crises have been among the issues on which the two sides have negotiated.
According to the JCPOA Annex III which focuses on
Civil Nuclear Cooperation, Iran and E3/EU+3 decided to co-operate, among
others, including through IAEA technical cooperation, where
appropriate, and without prejudice to the existing bilateral agreements,
in different areas of civil nuclear co-operation to be developed within
the framework of this JCPOA, as detailed in this Annex. In this
context, the Joint Commission will also support assistance to Iran,
including through IAEA technical cooperation projects, as appropriate.