Iran mulling 4th step in reducing nuclear commitments
Head of the office of Iran's president said a committee is reviewing the measures taken by the other parties to the Iranian nuclear deal 2015 following a third step in reducing Tehran's nuclear obligations.
Iran Press/Iran news: Mahmoud Vaezi told reporters Thursday in Semnan, east of Tehran, that if Iran's legitimate demands are not met, the country will take the fourth step in reducing its nuclear commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He noted that the other countries, especially the Europeans, are expected to fulfill their obligations under the agreement.
He added, "The report of the committee will be completed and submitted to the President one week before the expiration of Iran's two-month deadline to the Europeans to be decided upon."
Vaezi implicitly warned Europeans to fulfill their obligations under the nuclear agreement, saying, "Naturally, if our parties, especially the Europeans, fail to live up to their obligations, we will take the fourth step."
In May 2018, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of the JCPOA.
Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to salvage JCPOA after the US withdrawal, but the three EU parties to the deal (France, Britain, and Germany) have failed to ensure Iran’s economic interests.
The EU’s inaction forced Tehran to stop honoring certain commitments to the nuclear deal, but Tehran says the steps that it has taken are reversible and will be fully committed to the JCPOA if the Europeans fully uphold their end of the bargain.