INTERNATIONAL

‘Iran to reduce nuclear commitments’

Iran will reduce some of its commitments to the nuclear deal in response to the United States’ decision to withdrew from the 2015 multilateral deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), state news agency IRNA said on Tuesday.

“This will be communicated to the Ambassadors of the five countries” still party to the deal — Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia — at a meeting on Wednesday with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi, IRNA reported.

President Hassan Rouhani is also set to send a letter to the five countries’ heads of state in order to “clearly emphasise how much Iran has commanded patience regarding the JCPOA,” it said.

“But opportunities have been lost, and the counterparts have been unable to live up to their commitments in the JCPOA, in a way that Iran is left no way but to reduce its commitments,” the news agency said.

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