MFA: Iran to take next step in reducing its commitments to JCPOA
Tehran, Iran, Sept.17
Iran will take its forth step in reducing its commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal, if other signatories continue to fail to fulfil their obligations of the deal, said the Iranian Foreign Affair Ministry Spokesman.
"We determined to implement the third step and if the approach continues, we will take the fourth step as well," said Abbas Mousavi, Trend reports citing ILNA.
"The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is an international agreement; one side has illegally withdrawn from it and other sides have not implemented their commitments," he said during a press conference.
"Iran could not implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action commitments unilaterally and thus, it reduced its commitments. Preserving the agreement is in the interest of international community," he said.
Last month, Iran threatened to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up enrichment of uranium to 20% purity in a move away from the nuclear deal.
Iranian officials say that all of Tehran’s moves in reducing its commitments to the nuclear deal are reversible, if the remaining signatories uphold their commitments.