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WorldIran exercising 'maximum restraint' despite U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal: Zarif

03:20  16 may  2019
03:20  16 may  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Iran's Zarif says Tehran not pulling out of nuclear deal: state media

Iran's Zarif says Tehran not pulling out of nuclear deal: state media Iran will reduce some "voluntary" commitments within its nuclear deal with world powers as a response to members' inability to resist U.S. pressure, but will not withdraw from it, state media on Wednesday quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying. Iran's state media said earlier Tehran would write to the countries still signed up to the deal - U.S. allies Britain, France and Germany as well as Russia and China - on Wednesday to give them details about plans to "diminish its commitments" under the deal.

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 "

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal , unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama, isolating the United States from its Western allies and sowing uncertainty before a risky nuclear

Iran exercising 'maximum restraint' despite U.S. withdrawal from nuclear deal: Zarif © Reuters/EVGENIA NOVOZHENINA Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow

TOKYO (Reuters) - 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.

President Donald Trump has ratcheted up sanctions on Iran since he withdrew the United States from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers under which Tehran curbed its uranium enrichment capacity, and won sanctions relief in return.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated. Strains have increased between Iran and the United States, which is a firm backer of Tehran's regional rival Saudi Arabia, in the wake of this month's attack on oil tankers in the Gulf region that Washington has blamed on Iran.

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