“There is no reason for them to pressure us on JCPOA commitments [Plano de Ação Conjunto Global, o acordo internacional sobre o programa nuclear iraniano]The Iranian Students’ News Agency quoted Mohammad Eslami, head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, as saying in Tehran.
“We will work within the framework of the guarantees of the TNP, and we will not accept more than that,” he stressed.
Eslami stated that if the other signatories to the JCPOA did not live up to their commitments, Iran would not have to do so either.
The 2015 nuclear deal curbed Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of economic sanctions, but the United States unilaterally abandoned the agreement in 2018, reimposed sanctions, and Iran responded by ignoring its commitments to the deal.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has long complained that Iran has already exceeded the limits imposed in the 2015 agreement, producing more enriched uranium with more modern equipment, while blocking inspections of its nuclear program.
Eslami’s comments come as negotiations are underway in Vienna between Iran, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and China – with indirect US participation – to salvage the 2015 agreement.
European countries reported, Monday, their “frustration” with Iran’s position on the negotiations, considering Tehran today that these countries are engaged in a “blame game”.
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