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Rouhani announces partial withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Rouhani announces partial withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Iran will partially withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, the Islamic Republic announced on Wednesday, on the one-year anniversary of America’s exit from the agreement.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran will give 60 days for signatories to return to negotiating financial and oil deals. Failure to implement the “promises” will mean Tehran’s partial withdrawal from the deal.

International partners condemned Iran’s decision to withdraw from parts of the pact, urging the deal to be upheld.

Speaking to reporters in Moscow, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif said Iran would be partially withdrawing from the 2015 agreement.

“Articles 26 and 36 of the JCPOA [the nuclear deal] authorise Iran and, of course, other members not to implement partly or completely their commitments if any party did not comply,” Iranian state news agency, Irna, quoted him as saying.

He said the details of Iran’s withdrawal would be announced in the country’s Supreme National Security Council – a major body composed of the country’s top leaders.

Mr Zarif said the move was in response to the American withdrawal from the JCPOA, saying that Washington’s decisions under the Donald Trump administration were aimed at derailing the deal.