Iran officially suspends certain commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement
Tehran I Ran Officially Halted Some Of The Commitments Under The Historic Nuclear Agreement Signed With The World Powers In 2015, Following An Order Of The Country National Security Council.
The development implies that I Ran will no longer have any limits for the production of enriched uranium, ISNA news agency reported.
"Stopping programs related to compliance with the ceiling for production of enriched uranium as well as the unlimited production of heavy water at the Arak facility are programs seriously pursued as stressed during the first 60-day period related to I Ran 's first step in response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal," an official from the Atomic Energy Organisation of I Ran (AEOI) said.
The country had recently announced partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear decision, a year after the United States unilaterally pulled out of the agreement. The announcement meant that I Ran would stop exporting enriched uranium stocks as against what was stipulated by the 2015 agreement. It also warned that the remaining signatories -- the UK, France, Germany, China, and Russia -- had 60 days before it would resume high-level enrichment of uranium.
The European Union had rejected I Ran 's two-month ultimatum and urged the country to continue implementing its commitments under the said agreement.
The 2015, Officially Entitled Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPoA, By Its Acronym In English), Was Considered An Important Diplomatic Victory By The Obama Administration.
It was intended to limit I Ran 's civilian energy programme - thereby preventing it from developing nuclear weapons at some point in the future - in exchange for relief from sanctions that were crippling the country's economy.
However, the Donald Trump-led US government withdrew from the deal, saying it was "defective at its core." Since then, the US has restored economic sanctions on I Ran .
The Washington Decision To Withdraw From The Agreement Spoiled Its Links With. In The Last Year, The Trump Administration Has Imposed A Multitude Of Sanctions To Tehran Citing The Latter's Support For Terrorism And State-sponsored Conflicts.
The Tensions Increased Even More On May 11 When The Pentagon Approved The Deployment Of The Patriot Missile Defense Battery And A Navy Ship In The Middle East.
Pentagon said the deployment was in response to "indications of heightened I Ran ian readiness to conduct offensive operations against U.S. forces and interests."
Against the backdrop of this development, I Ran ian leaders, including Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, said on Wednesday that Tehran doesn't want a war that would devastate the region. They denied I Ran ian involvement in attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf and on a Saudi oil station, reported CNN.