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Britain calls Iran suspension of nuclear deal curbs 'unwelcome step'

AFP  |  London 

Britain on Wednesday called Iran's decision to no longer respect the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers an "unwelcome step" that could lead to new Western sanctions.

"Today's announcement from is, I have to say to the House, an unwelcome step. We urge not to take further escalatory steps and to stand by its commitments," told parliament.

Theresa May's later told reporters: "We are extremely concerned about this announcement." "This deal is a crucial agreement which makes the world safer and we will ensure it remains in place for as long as upholds these commitments," he said.

The said Britain would hold talks with its partners, particularly and Germany, over next steps.

Field said: "We are not at this stage talking about re-imposing sanctions, but one has to remember that they were, of course, lifted in exchange for the nuclear restrictions as part of that JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action)." But he added: "Should cease meeting its nuclear commitments, there would of course be consequences".

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First Published: Wed, May 08 2019. 18:00 IST