Warning against any escalatory response to its move to increase the uranium enrichment, Iran announced on Monday that the third step of nuclear commitments reduction will take place after 60 days.
Speaking at his weekly press conference in Tehran, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi pointed to scaling down the country’s nuclear undertakings and said, “We have started these countermeasures and reduction of our (commitments) under the JCPOA and announced that there is no proportionality between the duties and rights of Iran and the actions of the other parties, especially the Europeans.”
“We would announce the third step after 60 days and are still examining (the issue),” he said, adding, “If the other parties, especially the Europeans, do not fulfill their obligations, the third step of Iran will be firmer.”
“Our next step will also be in the legal framework mentioned in paragraphs 26 and 36 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) unless some countries want to take strange actions in which case, we will take a final step,” the spokesman went on to say.
“Whenever we are convinced that the measures done (by the EU) are something that is close to our expectations and demands, these (steps) can be reversed,” Mousavi stated.
Iran on Sunday declared the second step to reduce its commitments by ramping up the level of uranium enrichment to over 3.67 percent.
Source: Iranian media