|14 October, 2019

Iran to continue scaling back commitments to nuclear deal - Rouhani

Rouhani, speaking on state television, also said Iran would start working on more advance uranium enrichment centrifuges

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara, Turkey, September 16, 2019. Pavel Golovkin/Pool via REUTERS.

DUBAI - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfils promises it made under the deal.

Iran has gradually scaled back its nuclear commitments since May after the U.S. pulled out of the deal and has called on European parties to the pact to salvage the deal by shielding Iran's economy from U.S. penalties.

Rouhani, speaking on state television, also said Iran would start working on more advance uranium enrichment centrifuges.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi, Writing by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Alison Williams) ((Alexander.Cornwell@thomsonreuters.com;))

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