Iran vows to further cut nuke commitments if parties fail to secure Iran’s interests

Iran will reduce more of its nuclear commitments if the remaining parties to the Iranian nuclear deal fail to help Iran reap the economic benefits of the 2015 accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The IRNA news agency quoted Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi as saying: "If Europe does not fulfill its commitments, Iran will take the fourth step in due time." Vaezi referred to what he called Europe's "inaction" concerning its obligations under the nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, the Tehran Times quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying: In case of an imbalance in fulfilment of obligations by both sides of the nuclear deal, Iran will embark on necessary measures.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran will reduce more of its commitments to the landmark nuclear deal unless its interests are met by the signatories, Press TV reported on Thursday. Araqchi added that Iran's one-sided implementation of the deal's terms is not acceptable. He urged Europe to "adopt constructive approaches" and "rebuild trust" with Iran.

Source: VOV5