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Iran Sticking To Nuclear Deal: UN Watchdog

March 24 2018, 07:53 | Irvin Gilbert

US Violates Iranian Nuclear Deal Almost Every Day - Tehran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi

The deal, signed by Iran with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russian Federation, put limits on Iran's nuclear program in return for the easing of economic sanctions against the country.

Trump's administration has been upset at the deal's "sunset" clause, which it says sets an expiration date for the limits on the Iranian nuclear activities after which Iran will be free to develop a nuclear weapon.

Since the 2016 USA presidential campaign, Trump has repeatedly vowed to rip up the nuclear agreement with Iran, calling it the "worst deal ever" signed by the United States.

"In Iran, people's expectations from JCPOA are not met".

"The (nuclear) deal would not survive this way even if the (US) waivers are extended", he added.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again confirmed that Iran is fulfilling its commitments under the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, IRNA reported.

But Iranian deputy foreign minister Abbas Agachi held that the USA has already failed to abide by the agreement, which may fall apart anyway because of an "atmosphere of poison" created by Mr Trump.

Klor-Berchtold also described the JCPOA as a complicated issue and said, "Germany along with its European partners have stood firm by the JCPOA despite efforts of one of the signatories of the deal to create an instable atmosphere and discourage foreign companies from making investments in Iran".

Iran threatened to completely withdraw from the 2015 International Nuclear Agreement Thursday, saying former President Barack Obama's landmark deal was having "little effect" on Tehran's economy and business relationships.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei echoed these statements, saying, "Our policy will not change with regards to the arrogant USA government".

In this October 13, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump makes a statement on Iran policy in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House in Washington. It said Iran did not exceed its 300 kilogram cap on enriched uranium during its reporting period.

"Now two years since the implementation of the deal it has become clear that those warnings have been true", said Hashemi. He added that losing the deal would mean the world would face "another nuclear crisis".

President Trump has pointed out three major issues he sees in the Iran nuclear deal.

Lowly enriched uranium can be used for peaceful applications such as power generation, Iran's stated aim, but also for a nuclear weapon if processed to a higher level.

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