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Iran Not To Extend Nuclear Deal Deadline

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Tehran: Iran will not extend the 60-day deadline for the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal to take practical measures to save Tehran’s interests, the country’s atomic energy agency said on Wednesday. “Iran’s two-month deadline for the remaining parties of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the nuclear deal) cannot be extended,” Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted as saying by the state TV.

On May 8, Tehran stopped complying with parts of the nuclear agreement — the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — after the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. Iran said that it would start enriching uranium at a higher level, unless world powers protected its economy from Washington’s sanctions within 60 days. “We are taking measures in a consecutive and interconnected manner and there are no conditions to go backward,” the spokesman added. (IANS)

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