From May 15, Iran officially suspends the fulfillment of part of its obligations under Iranian deal, CNBC reported referring to ISNA.
According to a senior official at the country’s Atomic Energy Agency, a “program has been launched” to stop some of Iran’s obligations on orders from the country’s Supreme National Security Council.
The source also indicated that Tehran, as it had warned earlier, could resume work on enriching uranium and stop upgrading the heavy-water reactor in Arak if the parties to the transaction do not fulfill the agreement’s requirements within 60 days, TASS reported.
On May 8, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced the suspension of fulfillment of commitments under two paragraphs of the Iranian deal, which relate to the need to sell surplus of uranium to other countries if its volumes exceed 300 kg and heavy water. Tehran requires European participants to follow the terms of the deal in terms of protecting the interests of Iran, including in matters of banking and oil trading.
The FPAA was adopted in 2015 by Iran on the one hand and by the permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany on the other, but on May 8, 2018, the United States withdrew from the deal. It implies the restructuring of the reactor in Arak to conduct nuclear research for peaceful purposes and the observance of uranium enrichment limits to a level of not more than 3.67%. In exchange, Tehran’s sanctions and unilateral US and EU restrictive measures were lifted from Tehran.