Iran to reduce commitment to nuclear deal in July

Tehran will take steps to reduce its commitments under the nuclear deal with world powers next month, Ali Shamkhani, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, said Tuesday in a note to the Fars news agency. Shamkhani said European signatories to the nuclear deal have not done enough to salvage it. The 2015 deal requires Iran to curb its nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions.

Russia on Tuesday accused Washington of being reckless with new sanctions on Iran, saying that it is capable of not only destabilising the Middle East but undermining the entire system of international security. By introducing sanctions targeting Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, and top military chiefs, Washington is seeking to "punish those who are not going to submit to American diktat," Moscow said. The same day, US President Donald Trump said he will attack Iran if it targets anything American.

Source: VOV5