TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Friday prayers staged rallies in the capital and other cities in support of country’s Supreme National Security Council decision to stop honoring certain commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

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After participating in the Friday prayers, thousands of people took to streets across the country to express their support for the SNSC’s decision to stop fulfilling certain commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, which the council said was 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 SNSC issued a statement on Wednesday, saying the country is no longer fulfilling some of its obligations under the JCPOA, and setting a two-month deadline for the remaining parties to fulfill their undertakings.

From Wednesday on, Iran stops some of its measures taken under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the statement said.

“At the current stage, we are not committed to complying with restrictions on the keeping enriched uranium reserves and heavy water supplies,” the SNSC stated.

The statement came a few days after the US administration renewed five of seven sanctions waivers that allow Russia and European nations to conduct civilian nuclear cooperation with Iran but revoked the other two as part of its pressure campaign against Tehran.