Rouhani: After 60 days Iran to increase level of uranium enrichment
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend:
If the members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) don’t meet Iran’s demands, after 60 days the country will stop complying with its commitments regarding the level of uranium enrichment, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, Trend reports via Khabar TV.
Rouhani said that Iran doesn’t abandon the JCPOA. However, Iran suspends fulfilling a number of commitments in the nuclear deal because other parties to the deal don’t fulfill their commitments, he noted.
“If the demands aren’t met, after 60 days Iran won’t comply with its commitment regarding the uranium enrichment at the rate of 3.67 percent, and will reconsider its obligations under the Arak Nuclear Reactor,” he said.
Rouhani said that Iran will suspend its commitments on storage of already enriched uranium and heavy water reserves at this stage.
He added that Iran is ready to negotiate with the remaining five countries in the nuclear deal on its better implementation.
“Iran has sent a message to the remaining five countries in the nuclear deal that urgent measures will be taken if this step of Iran is used as a pretext to submit Iran’s case to the UN Security Council,” he said.
The JCPOA, signed between Iran and the P5+1 group (US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany), was put in force in January 2016. The US announced its withdrawal from the deal In May 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran in November of the same year.