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Iran pulls out of parts of 2015 nuclear deal

IANS  |  Tehran 

has officially ended its compliance with several commitments of the countrys 2015 nuclear deal, the country's said on Wednesday.

An from the told the semi-news agency that "the country has begun to stop implementing some of its obligations under the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) as underlined in an SNSC (National Security Council) statement", news reported.

"Stopping programmes related to compliance with the ceiling for production of enriched uranium as well as the unlimited production of heavy water at the are programmes seriously pursued as stressed during the first 60-day period related to Iran's first step in response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal," the added.

On May 8, warned that would begin to withdraw from key aspects of the agreement if global powers failed to keep their commitments within the next 60 days.

With tightening its sanctions on the Islamic republic, Rouhani issued a 60-day suspension for the rest of the signatories of the pact to fulfil Iran's demands and save the country's system and from international sanctions.

He specified that the measure, which would mean Iran will not abide by the condition to sell its enriched uranium and heavy water beyond given limits, had a 60-day deadline, during which would wait for a response from the deal's remaining parties.

The announcement came exactly one year after the US abandoned the JCPOA it had signed with Iran along with Russia, China, and the UK as co-signatories.

The agreement limits Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for lifting international sanctions but has been weakened after Washington's exit.

On the other hand, tensions between Iran and the US have escalated after the latter announced it would reinforce its troops deployed in the by sending USS Arlington and the missile system to join USS with more fighter-bombers.

Iran's has ruled out the possibility of war with the US and added that there would be no renegotiation of the deal.



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First Published: Wed, May 15 2019. 15:02 IST