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Britain calls for changes in the nuclear agreement with Iran

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Tuesday for changes to the nuclear deal with Iran to meet the demands of US President Donald Trump.

Johnson said in a statement to the BBC, Britain, that Trump views the current agreement as justified.

In May 2018, Washington withdrew from the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the 5 + 1 group, which includes Russia, Britain, China, the United States, France and Germany, and imposed economic sanctions on Tehran.

The agreement provides for Tehran’s commitment to abandon, for a period of no less than 10 years, vital parts of its nuclear program, and restrict it significantly, with the aim of preventing it from acquiring the ability to develop nuclear weapons, in exchange for the lifting of sanctions imposed on it.

On January 5, Iran announced the suspension of all its pledges in the framework of the nuclear agreement, against the background of the killing of the commander of the Iranian “Quds Force” Qassem Soleimani, in a US raid in Iraq.

In a statement, the Iranian government stated that it has suspended all its obligations within the nuclear agreement, and will not abide by them from now on, stressing that “Tehran will not honor the obligations related to uranium enrichment, storage, research and development.”

However, it confirmed Tehran’s continued cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency, and its readiness to return to the agreement if sanctions are lifted and its interests are secured within its framework.

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