Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that Tehran is ready to restore its nuclear activities to the level it was before the 2015 deal with the P5+1 states, including the US, should Washington fail to keep its end of the nuclear bargain.
Speaking to reporters in the central Iranian city of Esfahan on Monday, Zarif underscored Iran’s determination to abide by its commitments under the nuclear accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran “is fully prepared to return to the pre-JCPOA situation or even [to conditions] more robust than that if the US reneges on its promises to the extent that the JCPOA’s continuation harms our national interests,” Zarif pointed out.
The foreign minister further said that Iranian nuclear scientists have managed to put into operation “the country’s most advanced centrifuge” over the past two months, adding, “At present, we possess the know-how to manufacture and use centrifuges with [an enrichment] capacity 20 times more than that of previous centrifuges.”
On Monday, European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini strongly defended Iran’s nuclear deal with the P5+1, pointing out that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s compliance with JCPOA five times since it took effect in January 2016.
Source: Press TV