Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran will continue complete cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog following adoption of the final step in reducing its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran Press/Iran News: "As the fifth and last compensatory step, there will no longer be any restriction regarding the number of centrifuges," he said in a Twitter message late on Sunday.

Zarif also made it clear that the five scale-back steps taken under Paragraph 36 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and world powers are revocable if they are reciprocally and effectively implemented.

Iran started incremental withdrawal of its obligations under the deal in 2019 after the US unilaterally left the agreement and re-imposed nuclear sanctions on the Islamic Republic despite Tehran's commitment.

The fifth step announced on Sunday followed the US assassination of top Iranian military official General Qasem Soleimani on Friday in Iraq.



Iran takes final step in reducing nuclear obligations

No one should blame Iran for reducing its JCPOA commitments