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Iran decides to partially discontinue some of its obligations under JCPOA
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Iran decides to partially discontinue some of its obligations under JCPOA

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Tehran, May 8 : Iran decided to partially suspend the execution of some of its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Iran nuclear program, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Rouhani said Iran stops the implementation of its commitments under two items of the JCPOA. They concern the suspension of sales of enriched uranium and heavy water that Iran has to other countries for 60 days.

Iran expects the other members of the deal to take measures for preserving it and fulfilling their obligations within 60 days. "European countries have 60 days to start negotiations with Iran ... Iran is ready for talks with Europe within the nuclear deal," Rouhani said.

Iranian President might announce Tehran's countermeasures to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal on Wednesday. Rouhani said that the JCPOA does not stop its operation and Iran does not withdraw from the deal.

On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump declared Washington’s withdrawal from the JCPOA - a deal that was inked in 2015 and restricted Tehran’s nuclear developments in exchange for the abolishment of the sanctions introduced by the UN Security Council and the unilateral restrictive measures launched by the US and the EU.

In November last year the US’ sanctions against Iran’s oil sector were restored. (UNI)