Iran: No longer favors in nuclear deal
- January 06, 2020
- Andrew S Gillis
Tehran: Iran announces no more formalization of a nuclear deal with world powers
The Iranian cabinet meeting in Tehran was followed by a statement on the Iranian state-owned media, saying that sanctions on the nuclear deal with world powers will no longer be implemented.
The Iranian government has not announced a complete abolition of the nuclear deal but said the sanctions and limitations of the agreement would no longer be implemented. Tehran said uranium enrichment capability, research and production limits will not be followed, enrichment of uranium will continue to meet technical requirements.
Iran further said that cooperation with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would be continued and that it would continue to fulfil its obligation to reap the benefits of the agreement.
There has been intense tension between the United States and Iran following the death of Iranian general Qasim Suleimani in a US drone strike in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Iran signed a nuclear deal with the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia in 2015, under which Iran restricted its nuclear activities, which in turn lifted its economic sanctions.