TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s foreign minister said the country’s Wednesday decision to suspend some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers is within the framework of the agreement, adding that European parties to the deal have “narrowing window” to reverse this.
“On May 8 2018, US withdrew from #JCPOA, violated #UNSCR 2231 & pressured others—incl #E3—to do the same. After a year of patience, Iran stops measures that US has made impossible to continue,” Zarif tweeted on Wednesday after Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) issued a statement earlier in the day, informing the remaining parties to the deal that the country is no longer implementing some of its commitments under the JCPOA.
He added, “Our action is within the terms of JCPOA. EU/E3+2 has a narrowing window to reverse this”.
The ambassadors of the countries remaining in the deal on Wednesday received a letter penned by President Hassan Rouhani on the suspension of some of Iran’s commitments under the accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The letter has been handed over by Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi to the ambassadors of Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany, who had been invited to the Foreign Ministry. The document elaborates on the details of the decision taken by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), which is chaired by President Rouhani.
The SNSC’s decision is aimed at “safeguarding the Iranian nation’s security and interests” in the line with the country’s rights under articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, the letter read.