A senior Iranian nuclear energy official says Tehran is ready to enrich uranium beyond previous levels in case the remaining parties to the country's 2015 nuclear agreement fail to salvage it.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal known as the JCPOA have a deadline of November 4 to fulfill their pledges to offset the US sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
A senior British diplomat says he held “useful conversations” with Iranian officials in Tehran on the 2015 nuclear deal and the fate of British-Iranian dual citizen Nazanin Zaghari, who is imprisoned in Iran.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the offers made by Europeans to save the Iran nuclear deal have so far failed to meet Iran’s expectation, but Tehran is still hopeful Europe could convince it to remain in the deal.
The foreign ministers of Iran and France have, in a phone conversation, exchanged views on a host of issues, a few days after the European diplomat’s call for talks on Tehran’s missile program and regional policies.
Iran’s parliament speaker says the Europeans have asked Tehran to remain in the nuclear deal for now, vowing to ensure the country’s interests under the JCPOA.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says following the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the European signatories to the 2015 accord have no other way but to remain committed to their obligations under the JCPOA.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has once again reaffirmed Iran's full compliance with its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in the second such report after the US stopped fulfilling its side of the bargain and left the multilateral agreement in violation of international law.
Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says no negotiation will be held with the US at any level as the Trump administration wants to tell the world it has forced the Islamic Republic to sit for talks.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran could choose an option other than withdrawing from or remaining in the 2015 nuclear deal, in case Europe fails to provide binding assurances Tehran demands for remaining in the pact.