Iran inches away from nuclear deal amid US sanctions
TEHERAN: Iran ' S President Said On Wednesday That It Will Stop Exporting Surplus Uranium And Heavy Water From Its Nuclear Program As Stipulated By The 2015 Nuclear Agreement And Establish A 60-day Deadline For New Conditions To The Deal Before It Will Resume The Higher Uranium.
Hassan Rouhani ' S Speech Until The Country Came On President's Birthday Donald Trump ' S Decision To Withdraw America From The Historical Agreement.
Rouhani Said Iran Wanted To Negotiate New Terms With The Remaining Partners In The Deal, But Acknowledged That The Situation Was Terrible.
We Found That The Nuclear Deal Needs Surgery And That The Painkillers Of The Past Year Have Not Been Effective, Rouhani Said.
This Operation Is Intended To Save The Deal And Not To Destroy It.
In The 2015 Agreement, Sanctions Against Iran Were Lifted In Exchange For Limits For Its Nuclear Program. After The US Withdrew From The Agreement, It Restored The Crippling Sanctions Against Iran, Which Aggravated A Serious Economic Crisis.
On Wednesday, Iran Sent Letters About Its Decision To The Leaders Of Great Britain, China, The European Union , France And Germany Through Their Ambassadors In Tehran. All Were Signers Of The Nuclear Deal And Continue To Support It. A Letter Has Also Been Given Russia . Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to meet Wednesday in Moscow with his Russia n counterpart.
If The Five Countries Join The Negotiations And Help Iran Achieve Its Oil And Banking Benefits, Iran Will Return To Its Nuclear Deal Commitments, Rouhani Said
However, Rouhani Warned Of A" Strong Response" As European Leaders Instead Tried To Impose More Sanctions On Iran Through The UN Security Council. He Didn't Work It Out. Zarif Separately Gave His Own Warning From Moscow.
After A Year Of Patience, Iran Stops Measures That Made The US Unable To Continue, He Wrote On Twitter. World Powers Have" A Smaller Window To Turn This Around" .
Rouhani Also Said That If The 60 Days Go By Without Action, Iran Will Stop A China-led Effort To Redesign Its Arak Heavy-water Nuclear Reactor. Such Reactors Produce Plutonium That Can Be Used In Nuclear Weapons. There Was No Immediate Response From The US. However, The White House Said Sunday That It Would Send An Aircraft Carrier And A Bombing Wing To The Persian Gulf Over What It Described As A New Threat From Iran.
Iran Reached The Deal With The World Powers In 2015. Western Governments Feared Long Iran ' S Atomic Program Could Make It Possible To Build Nuclear Weapons. Iran Has Always Maintained Its Program For Peaceful Purposes.
Under terms of the deal, Iran can keep a stockpile of no more than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of low-enriched uranium. That's compared to the 10,000 kilograms (22,046 pounds) of higher-enriched uranium it once had. The US last week ended deals allowing Iran to exchange its enriched uranium for unrefined yellowcake uranium with Russia , as well as it being able to sell its heavy water to Oman.
The US Has Also Put An End To The Exemptions For Countries That Buy Iranian Crude Oil, An Important Source Of Income For The Government Of Iran. Currently, The Iran Agreement Limits The Enrichment Of Uranium To 3.67 Percent, Which Can Feed A Commercial Nuclear Power Plant.