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WorldIran sends letters on partial withdrawal from nuclear deal

08:35  08 may  2019
08:35  08 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has delivered letters to ambassadors outlining its partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, state television reported Wednesday, without The move came a year to the date President Donald Trump withdrew America from the accord.

On May 8, 2018, the United States withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Unofficially known as the " Iran Deal " or the " Iran Nuclear Deal ", the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is an agreement on Iran 's nuclear program reached in July 2015 by Iran , the P5+1

Iran sends letters on partial withdrawal from nuclear deal © The Associated Press FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2015, file photo released by the Iranian President's Office, President Hassan Rouhani visits the Bushehr nuclear power plant just outside of Bushehr, Iran. (AP Photo/Iranian Presidency Office, Mohammad Berno, File)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has delivered letters to ambassadors outlining its partial withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, state television reported Wednesday, without elaborating on what steps it plans to take.

The letters were to be delivered to the leaders of Britain, China, the European Union, France and Germany. All were signatories to the nuclear deal, under which Iran limited its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. A letter was also to go to Russia.

The move came a year to the date President Donald Trump withdrew America from the accord. Since then the United States has restored crippling economic sanctions on Iran, even as Tehran continued to abide by the accord, according to U.N. inspectors.

Iranian officials had warned that the country might increase its uranium enrichment, potentially pulling away from the deal after spending a year trying to salvage it with European partners.

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Iran remains committed to its obligations under a multilateral nuclear deal despite the United States' withdrawal from the landmark agreement last year, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the U.S. escalation of sanctions "unacceptable". "We exercise maximum restraint in spite of the fact the United States withdrew from JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) last May," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, at the start of their meeting in Tokyo. JCPOA is commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.

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