Tehran 0
8 May 2019

The Supreme National Security Council issued a statement announcing that "Iran has no option other than 'reducing commitments'" to the 2015 nuclear agreement, and setting a 60-day deadline for the P4+1 to "fulfill their obligations, especially in banking and oil fields". "If they fail to meet Iran's demands in the given time", the statement continued, "then the Islamic Republic of Iran will suspend compliance with the uranium enrichment limits and measures to modernise the Arak Heavy Water Reactor". In related remarks, President Rouhani told the cabinet that the "JCPOA will be either win-win or lose-lose. We won't let the U.S. turn it into a win-lose situation". "JCPOA is still standing, but today we showed the other side of the coin to the world", Rouhani added. "We are announcing the reduction of our commitments, not withdrawal from it". 

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