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19:16  08 july  2019
19:16  08 july  2019 Source:

Iran reduces commitment to 2015 nuclear deal

Iran reduces commitment to 2015 nuclear deal Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level to what officials said earlier was 5% to produce fuel for power plants. In a news conference, senior Iranian officials also said Tehran would keep reducing its commitments every 60 days unless signatories of the pact moved to protect it from U.S. sanctions, but they left the door open to diplomacy.

US President Donald Trump says he will withdraw the US from an Obama-era nuclear agreement with The US Treasury said economic sanctions would not be reimposed on Iran immediately, but "Walking away from the JCPOA turns our back on America's closest allies, and an agreement that our

President Trump said pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal sends a message that “the United States no longer makes empty threats.”CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times. Under the financial sanctions, European companies will have 90 to 180 days to wind down their operations in Iran , or

US 'will not back down' in Iran nuclear dispute, Pence says © Provided by The Associated Press Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Christians United for Israel's annual summit, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says the U.S. is open to talks with Iran but "will not back down" amid heightened tensions with the Islamic Republic.

Pence is speaking to a pro-Israel Christian organization in Washington on Monday, as Iran says it has begun enriching uranium beyond limits set by a 2015 agreement.

The vice president says in prepared remarks that the U.S. does not seek war with Iran but will continue to oppose what he called the Islamic Republic's "malign influence" in the world. He says the U.S. would "never allow Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon."

President Donald Trump has put increasing pressure on Iran after withdrawing from an agreement between Iran and world powers that imposed restrictions on its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

Israeli minister says Iran's enrichment ramp moderate but a "march" towards bomb.
Israel's energy minister described as moderate on Sunday an announced increase of Iranian uranium enrichment but accused Tehran of breaking out of internationally agreed limitations on its nuclear projects and moving towards a potential bomb. "Iran has begun - while it is a moderate rise right now - but it has begun to raise, to break out of the uranium enrichment curbs that were imposed on it," Yuval Steinitz, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet, told Israel's Ynet TV. "It means ...

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