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Iran stays firm on nuclear deal despite of U.S. withdrawal


Devdiscourse News Desk tehran Iran Islamic Rep
Updated: 16-05-2019 05:28 IST
Iran stays firm on nuclear deal despite of U.S. withdrawal

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Iran remains committed to its obligations under a multilateral nuclear deal despite the United States' withdrawal from the landmark agreement last year, its foreign minister said on Thursday, calling the U.S. escalation of sanctions "unacceptable".

"We exercise maximum restraint in spite of the fact the United States withdrew from JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) last May," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, at the start of their meeting in Tokyo. JCPOA is commonly referred to as the Iran nuclear deal.

President Donald Trump has ratcheted up sanctions on Iran since he withdrew the United States from a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and global powers under which Tehran curbed its uranium enrichment capacity, and won sanctions relief in return.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Iran Islamic Rep

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