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US, EU agree on preserving Iran nuclear deal: Russian media

Tehran, The US, the UK, Germany, and France have agreed on the conditions under which the US will remain committed to the Iran nuclear deal, Sputnik reported on Tuesday.

Under the new agreements, the European and US sides decided that they needed to threaten Iran with new sanctions because of its missile tests and regional policy,’ Sputnik quoted the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper as saying.

It added that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) itself would not be altered.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the deal, calling it ‘the worst deal’, and has threatened to withdraw Washington from the deal if it was not amended.

The deal was signed on July 14, 2015, by Iran and the P5+1 group of countries Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom, the United States and Germanyto ensure the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.

Under the agreement, Iran pledged not to seek to develop or acquire nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of sanctions imposed against Iran.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s commitment to the deal 10 times.

Iran has already announced that it is totally ready for any scenario proposed by the US.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency – IRNA


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