Iran Planning 3rd Step to Reduce Nuclear Commitments: Spokesman

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi highlighted the continued failure of the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to live up to their obligations, and said the Islamic Republic is planning the third step to reduce its nuclear commitments.

“Up to now, consultations on the implementation of the European commitments have failed,” Mousavi told reporters during his weekly press briefing on Monday.

“Efforts are underway, of course; (French President Emmanuel) Macron is making efforts,” he said, adding that Iran is waiting for the possible outcomes of diplomatic efforts before its 60-day deadline set for the Europeans ends.

“The third step is being planned commensurate with the actions of the other side,” the spokesman went on to say.

Last month, Iran declared the second step to reduce its commitments by ramping up the level of uranium enrichment to over 3.67 percent.

Iran maintains that the new measures are not designed to harm the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but to save the accord by creating a balance in the commitments.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, US, Britain, France, and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA.

The accord took effect in January 2016 and was supposed to terminate all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran all at once, but its implementation was hampered by the US policies and its eventual withdrawal from the deal.

On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the nuclear accord.

Following the US withdrawal, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the deal.

However, the EU’s failure to ensure Iran’s economic interests forced Tehran to stop honoring certain commitments, including an unlimited rise in the stockpile of enriched uranium.

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Tuesday that the country’s enriched uranium stockpile has reached 360 to 370 kilograms.

News No: 6066
Date: 2019/08/19 - 18:20
News Source: Tasnim News Agency

Nuclear  Seyed Abbas Mousav  European  AEOI  uranium 


Leave a Comment:


Iran to Take Third Nuclear Step If No Progress Seen in EU Talks: Official

Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said if no progress is seen in the upcoming talks with the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Tehran will certainly take the third step in reducing nuclear commitments.

Iran strongly moving to advance nuclear goals: AEOI chief

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi said, “We clearly announce people that we are strongly moving to advance nuclear goals”.

Iran-EU trade at €2.6b in H1

The trade between Iran and European Union countries during the first six months of 2019 stood at €2.6 billion, ILNA reported.

Bangladesh Steel Mills Book Three Bulk Scrap Cargoes - Sources

In conversation with the market participants, SteelMint learned that after returning post Eid holidays, the imported scrap offers to Bangladesh have continued to slide down this week, with decent trades being reported even as few of the participants have not fully returned back. Domestic market observed downtrend in prices on overproduction of finished steel exceeding the current demand.

Envoy: Iran, Russia to Link Banking Networks

Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Sunday that his country and Iran will link their domestic banking networks in the near future.

Iranian Envoy Discusses Banking Ties with Vienna, Bratislava

Iran's Ambassador to Austria and Slovakia Ebadollah Mowlayee met with top bankers of the two countries to discuss banking relations between Tehran, Vienna and Bratislava.
Upcoming Events
 Mines & Metals

Mine & Business Today

 Scrap & Recycling


Our partners