Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi - CC via Wikimedia Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi - CC via Wikimedia

Iran prepares to cut commitments to nuclear deal for 4th time: official

Fri, Nov. 1, 2019
CAIRO – 1 November 2019: Spokesperson of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Seyyed Abbas Mousavi declared that his country is finalizing a decree to reduce its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal for the fourth time.

Mousavi stated that a committee was formed for that purpose at the Supreme Council for National Security. The spokesperson told the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) that the diplomatic path is open and that Europeans, particularly the French, are going in that direction.

“We have not seen any measure by the Europeans until now,” the official said, pointing out that such endeavors have not given rise to any solid outcomes and that if such a situation persists, the committee affiliated to the Supreme Council for National Security will further cut Iran’s commitments to the nuclear deal.

In response to the United States' unilateral withdrawal from the deal in 2018 and imposition of sanctions on Tehran, Iran had first increased in July the percentage of uranium enrichment to 4.5 percent from the 3.67 percent stated in the deal. In the same month, the quantity of enriched uranium was raised beyond the 300 kilograms agreed upon. In September, Iran increased the number of centrifuges and pumped gas into sixth generation devices.
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