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Iran will no longer meet the limits of the nuclear deal

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TEHRAN: Iran said Sunday that it would no longer meet any of the limits of its 2015 nuclear deal unraveling with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed an Iranian general in Baghdad, abandoning key provisions of the agreement that prevent Tehran from having enough material to build an atomic weapon.

Iran insisted on a state television broadcast that remained open to negotiations with European partners, who have so far been unable to offer Tehran a way to sell its crude abroad despite US sanctions.

Nor did he withdraw from previous promises that he would not seek a nuclear weapon.

However, Sunday’s announcement represents the clearest threat of nuclear proliferation iran has made since President Trump unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018. Regional tensions are also further increasing.

Iran’s state television cited a statement from President Hassan Rouhani’s administration saying that the country will not see limitations on its enrichment, the amount of enriched uranium stored, as well as research and development in its nuclear activities. However, he did not detail at what levels he would immediately reach in his program.

The IAEA, the United Nations watchdog observing Iran’s program, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, Iran said its cooperation with the IAEA “will continue as before.” Ap

Times of India

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