US President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed over phone on Friday various issues including Iran and North Korea.

Iran Press/America: The White House said on Saturday that President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed over phone on  Friday issues concerning Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), reported Xinua. The two sides also discussed mutual cooperation, sanctions on Syria as well as the denuclearization of the DPRK the White House said in a statement. The telephone conversation came as Iran's 60-Day Nuclear Countdown comes near to an end.

On May 8, Iran notified its remaining partners in the 2015 nuclear deal that it would suspend the implementation of some of its commitments in reaction to the US’ unilateral withdrawal and Europe’s failure to live up to its commitments. At a cabinet session on May 8, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the five remaining parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA )-Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany- have been informed of Tehran’s decision to reduce its commitments under the deal.

For the first step, Iran no longer considered itself committed to the limits agreed under the deal on its stocks of enriched uranium and heavy water stocks. President Rouhani said: "JCPOA is a win-win agreement and we want to keep it that way. We will never allow this agreement to be transformed into a win-lose agreement. Either we all win or we all lose from this agreement," Iran Press reported.

Indicating that Tehran has lost its patience with Europe’s efforts to create a new viable financial mechanism that would allow European firms to trade with Iran, in his live TV address president Rouhani said: "Sections 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, the deal signed in 2015, allow Iran to take steps if one party withdraws from the agreement." Throughout his speech president Rouhani was at pains to explain that the road to diplomacy is open, and Iran’s step-by-step approach is a new opportunity for diplomacy and correcting the wrong path of unilateralism.

On the same day,Iran issued a stern warning to the European signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) giving them a 60-day period to fulfil their obligations, promises and commitments under the JCPOA, and warning them that Iran's patience has reached its limit, and Tehran now expects to see the European signatories to the agreement implement their obligations. The warning was issued on the first anniversary of US abrogation of the multilateral nuclear agreement, JCPOA.

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