Iran: Tehran further reduces obligations to nuclear deal

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi announced that Iran will no longer stand by nuclear enrichment purity restrictions set by the 2015 nuclear deal. He made the announcement at a press conference in Tehran on Sunday. «As our demands, with respect to the JCPOA and the issue of returning oil sales to the [level they were] before the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, have not been met,» he... Еще said, «we have revised the percentage and purity of our enrichment and announce that we are no longer committed to the purity restrictions of the deal.» Iran Atomic Energy Organization Spokesperson Behrooz Kamalvandi announced that the country was preparing to reach uranium enrichment levels of higher than 3.67 percent. Araghchi meanwhile added that Tehran might return the Arak Nuclear Plant to its pre-deal state. The deal required Iran to remove the plant's core and fill it with cement, while modifying it to minimize its plutonium production and prevent the production of weapons-grade plutonium. Iran announced in May that it would partially withdraw from the nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed with the United States and the EU in 2015, from which the Trump administration withdrew in May 2018, re-imposing sanctions on Iran. Tehran asked of the European countries still in the deal, France, Germany and the UK, to find solutions to counteract the new US sanctions. **restrictions: no access israel media/persian language tv stations outside iran/strictly no access bbc persian/voa persian/manoto-1 tv/iran international**

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