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Iran seeks ‘positive signals’ on n-deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.   | Photo Credit: Reuters

Says says Tehran cannot stick to the agreement unilaterally

Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show “positive signals”, the Iranian President said on Saturday.

Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed with global powers, after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018 and ratcheted up sanctions on Tehran. “Obviously, Iran cannot stick to this agreement unilaterally,” President Hassan Rouhani told Russian, Chinese and other Asian leaders at a conference in Tajikistan.

“It is necessary that all the sides of this agreement contribute to restoring it,” he said, adding that Iran needed to see “positive signals” from other signatories to the pact, which include Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would adhere to the agreement and urged other signatories to follow suit. “We believe that the only sensible decision is for all deal participants to honour commitments,” Mr. Putin told the conference. France and other European signatories to the nuclear deal have said they wanted to save the accord, but many of their companies have cancelled deals with Tehran, under pressure from the U.S.

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