Iran abandons nuclear deal

Iran’s government on Sunday announced that it will no longer comply with restrictions on nuclear enrichment as stipulated by the 2015 nuclear accords signed by the world’s major powers.

In a statement on Sunday following a cabinet meeting, Iran’s government said that it is no longer committed to restrictions on enrichment capacities, enrichment percentage, the volume of enriched material and nuclear research.

However, the government in Tehran added that it would continue cooperating with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and is ready to go back to its nuclear deal commitments if the sanctions imposed by the US are removed.

This was the fifth decrease in Iranian commitment to the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, named the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action). In the original deal, Iran agreed to restrictions preventing the attainment of nuclear weapons acquiring nuclear weapons in exchange for the end of crippling economic sanctions.