Daily US Times, Tehran: Iran announced they will no longer abide by any restrictions imposed by the 2015 nuclear deal.
The announcement came on Sunday followed by a cabinet meeting.
This step came as a consequence of killing top Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by a US airstrike.
Mr Soleimani was killed in early hours of Friday in the outskirt of Baghdad Internation Airport. He landed on the airport from Lebanon or Syria.
Tensions between Iran and the US raised a new high after the attack. Iran vowed ‘harsh revenge’ to the US.
Iran’s top military adviser to the supreme leader said yesterday their response would be military ‘against military sites’. President Rouhani said Americans will suffer ‘not also today, but also years to come’.
What happened on Sunday?
The announcement followed a cabinet meeting in Tehran. Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif tweeted details on the legislative action that the country will no longer limit itself to the nuclear restrictions set forth in 2015 by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He tweeted: “As 5th & final REMEDIAL step under paragraph 36 of JCPOA, there will no longer be any restriction on a number of centrifuges. This step is within JCPOA & all 5 steps are reversible upon EFFECTIVE implementation of reciprocal obligations Iran’s full cooperation w/IAEA will continue”.
Sunday was a very important day for US troop’s future in Iraq. Iraqi parliament had passed a resolution calling for foreign troops to leave the country. The resolation was also a consequence of Soleimani’s killing.
President Trump reacted about the Parliament resolution. He said: “If they do ask us to leave if we don’t do it in a very friendly basis. We will charge them sanctions as they’ve never seen before ever”.
About 5,000 US soldiers are in Iraq now. They are a part of the international coalition against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Macron, Merkel and Johnson released joint statement
French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a joint statement on Sunday where the leaders urged all parties to “exercise utmost restraint”.
The statement said here is “an urgent need for de-escalation” concerning rising tensions with Iran after the death of Qasem Soleimani.
The three leaders asked Iran not to roll back nuclear deal commitments. They said they are willing to talk further and eagerly committed to make the deal survived.