Iran threatens weaker commitment to nuclear deal if Europe doesn’t act

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:15 AM PST – Mon. September 2, 2019

Iran said it will take a stronger steps to back away from the 2015 nuclear deal, if European signatories don’t offer better terms by the end of this week.

Earlier Monday, Iran’s government spokesperson Ali Rabiei urged European powers to act before the deadline on Friday. He said Iran and France’s views regarding the deal have moved closer after the countries’ leaders spoke over the phone.

In this July 7, 2019, photo, Iran’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei speaks in a press briefing in Tehran, Iran. Iran will “take a strong step” away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if Europe cannot offer the country new terms by a deadline at the end of this week, Rabiei said Monday as top Iranian diplomats traveled to France and Russia for last-minute talks. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

However, he warned Tehran will take actions if there is no apparent progress from negotiations. “If Tehran is not satisfied regarding the implementation of commitments within the deadline, we will take a strong step in reducing our commitments,” said Rabiei during a press briefing.

His comments come ahead of a meeting between Iranian and French officials in Paris as a part of their efforts to make the agreement work.

According to reports, Iran continues to exceed uranium enrichment limit set by the Obama-era nuclear pact.