At the same time, Tehran noted “positive dynamics of consultations with the French side.”
TEHRAN – Iran will certainly take the third step to reduce obligations under the nuclear deal if negotiations on this topic do not bring results. Iranian President Mahmoud Vaezi’s chief of staff said on Wednesday.
“If there is no progress in the negotiations, the third step to reduce obligations under the nuclear deal will be inevitable,” Tasnim quoted Vaezi as saying. At the same time, he noted the “positive dynamics of consultations with the French side.”
On May 8, 2019, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran was suspending part of its obligations under the nuclear deal and giving other participants 60 days to return to its implementation. On July 7, Tehran moved to the second phase of the suspension (announced uranium enrichment of more than 3.67%) and promised to reduce obligations every 60 days if other participants do not adhere to the agreements reached.
The problem of Iran’s nuclear dossier has sharply worsened after the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the Joint comprehensive action plan on May 8, 2018, and the imposition of American economic sanctions against Iran in the field of oil exports. According to the Iranian side, the remaining parties to the deal, primarily Europeans, do not fully fulfill their obligations in the economic part of the agreement, so the deal in its current form does not make sense.