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Moscow: Tehran’s retreat from its nuclear pledges does not pose a threat

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that Tehran’s suspension of all its obligations under the nuclear agreement “does not constitute any threat.”

In a statement, the ministry stated that it evaluated the Iranian government’s decision to suspend all of its obligations within the agreement signed between them and the “5 + 1” group.

The statement added: “Iran retreated from its obligations regarding the size of uranium enrichment and the development of its technological capabilities in this framework, does not pose any threat in terms of the proliferation of nuclear weapons.”

He called on all parties to “avoid creating more tension and ambiguity around the agreement, which is of global importance.”

And on Sunday, the Iranian government announced, in a statement, the suspension of all its pledges within the framework of the nuclear agreement, against the background of the killing of the commander of the Iranian “Quds Force” Qassem Soleimani.

At dawn on Friday, Soleimani, the deputy head of the “Popular Mobilization” body, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and eight other people, were killed in an American bombardment targeting the two cars they were traveling on on the Baghdad Airport road.

In May 2018, Washington withdrew from the Iranian nuclear agreement, signed in 2015, 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 to restrict it significantly, with the aim of preventing it from acquiring the ability to develop nuclear weapons, in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

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