Tehran 0
4 September 2019

President Rouhani announced that “we made the first phase of [JCPOA] commitment reductions, then we gave the P4+1 two months, we went on to the second phase and gave them two more months, but every two months we had negotiations with the P4+1, including the EU, and in particular three European countries, but because we didn’t achieve our desired result, the third step will be taken tomorrow”. “In the third step”, Rouhani continued, “the Atomic Energy Organisation is required to start whatever technical needs of the country are in the field of research and development immediately, and put aside all commitments in the field of research and development in all kinds of new centrifuges and everything we need for enrichment”. Describing the move as “a very big step for the Islamic Republic of Iran”, Rouhani went on to add that “if we could reach an agreement, we may return to our obligations under the terms of [the JCPOA]”.

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