Tehran 0
3 July 2019

President Rouhani remarked that “the Americans started the fire in the region a year ago, but they are saying that playing with fire is dangerous… the only way to put out this fire is to return to commitments and United Nations’ resolutions, but if they do not want to return to these commitments, the Islamic Republic of Iran will start the next step exactly after 60 days”. He added that “Iran’s move to reduce its commitments is not aimed at undermining the JCPOA, but also an attempt to save it; because we believe that if we don’t do anything, the deal will be lost”. He also stated that “our enrichment level will be based on our needs... from July 7, Iran’s enrichment level will no longer be 3.67, and we will increase it to the level we need”.

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