May 8, 2019, 6:42 PM
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Iran to frustrate enemy

Tehran, May 8, IRNA -The General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran in a statement emphasized its strong support for Tehran's move to reduce its nuclear obligations.

Referring to the global powers' commitment to lifting the sanctions imposed after signing the JCPOA in 2015, the statement stated on Wednesday that during last years, the Islamic Republic has consistently shown that it has complied with all its obligations that the results of inspections and the approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the peaceful activities of the Islamic Republic of Iran is a proof of this.

The statement of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, referring to the violation of JCPOA by the United States and the lack of effective actions by the European parties in fulfilling their commitments towards Iran, emphasized that 'under such circumstances, the Islamic Republic of Iran, in a decision based on three principles of dignity, wisdom and expediency', has made operational the reduction of its nuclear commitments and is determined to take appropriate measures to protect the rights of the nation of Iran with full authority.'

In its statement, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while expressing its supporting of this decision, assured the Iranian people that, by relying on the authority of the system and internal power, the strengthening and consolidation of the power and the more attention paid to the economic resistance it will pass from this difficult juncture and once again frustrates the enemy in pursuit of cruel goals.

The statement, referring to the full and vigorous readiness of the armed forces to protect the Islamic Republic of Iran, warned the enemies that any possible move would face a regrettable response from the nation and the armed forces.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Tehran reduced its commitments under the nuclear deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The deal was signed by the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council in 2015 plus Germany, but Washington unilaterally pulled out of it last year.

Rouhani said the decision has been taken after a year of inactiveness of the deal's European signatories who had pledged to devise mechanisms for neutralizing the adverse effects of the withdrawal on Iran's interests.

Iran has given a 60-day deadline to the European signatories to reverse the situation; otherwise, Tehran would take more steps in modifying its commitments.

Rouhani, however, has emphasized that the move does not amount to leaving the JCPOA.‌


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