Commitment to N-deal as much as Europe’s: Iran

Commitment to N-deal as much as Europe’s: Iran

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Tehran, July 3: Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on Wednesday said that Iran will comply with the nuclear deal to the extent that the European signatories fulfill their obligations.

He said after the US withdrawal from the deal, there were three ministerial meetings at which 11 commitments, including Iran's right to sell its crude, return of the money to Iran, and foreign investments in Iran, were made.

The Europeans should honour their commitments, Zarif said.

"We have explicitly said that if Europe remains committed to the JCPOA, we will remain too, but to the extent that Europe honours its commitment," the Islamic Republic news agency IRNA quoted Zarif as saying.

Commenting on Trump's reaction to Iran's uranium enrichment, the foreign minister said the extent to which Iran should enrich uranium will be decided by Tehran.

On Tuesday, France, Germany and Britain urged Iran to reverse its decision to breach a limit on enriched uranium reserves under the 2015 deal.

President Hassan Rouhani earlier addressing the cabinet meeting said that the US should return to the deal – known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“Any moment they return to the JCPOA, we will also return to the deal," he said.

The US unilaterally withdrew from the JCPOA– on May 8, 2018.

A year after the US exit, Iran announced it will suspend some of its commitments under the deal. The country said it will no longer send its surplus uranium and heavy water to foreign countries.

It also warned that it will carry out further suspensions of its nuclear commitments if the other parties to the deal fail to take practical steps to honor their pledges after 60 days. (UNI)