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Iran warns of new reduction in nuclear deal liabilities


Iran is getting ready to take a new step to reduce its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said.

Hossein Ostovar
Hossein Ostovar
"We are preparing for the fourth step to reduce obligations on the nuclear deal. Tehran hopes that Europe will fulfill its promises and Iran will not have to go for it," Mousavi said.

Mousavi called on "European parties of the agreement to act regardless of the position of the United States": "Iran welcomes the development of relations with all EU countries, including signatory to the JCPOA."

The JCPOA found itself in a difficult situation after the US unilaterally withdrawn from the agreement on May 8, 2018 and the imposition of sanctions against Iran.

According to Iran, the other parties of the agreement, primarily Europeans, are not fully fulfilling their obligations, so the deal in its current form does not make sense.

On May 8, Iran announced the first stage of suspension of the fulfillment of part of the obligations under the nuclear deal (cessation of the sale of enriched uranium) and gave two other months to the JCPOA to return to the plan.

Then, on July 7, Tehran proceeded to the second stage of suspension of fulfillment of obligations (termination of uranium enrichment over 3.67%) and promised to reduce the volume of obligations every 60 days if other participants do not continue to adhere to the agreements reached.

At the same time, on September 6, Iran announced that it had embarked on the third stage of reduction of obligations, and refused to limit the volume of atomic research.

source: reuters.com