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Iran Reduces Commitment to the Nuclear Deal Amid Increased U.S. Pressure

| May 09, 2019

Monkey Cage

President Rouhani gives remaining parties of the JCPOA a 60-day deadline to help protect Iran's interests before walking away

On Wednesday, one year after the U.S. announcement of withdrawal from the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the resumption of sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran would reduce its commitments but would not withdraw from the nuclear deal.

Iran's response was carefully calibrated and demonstrated considerable restraint. Highlighting Iran's continued commitment to the deal, Rouhani stated that Iran would give remaining parties to the deal 60 days to uphold their end of the bargain before Iran would be forced to walk away. The president's statement was reiterated in a letter sent by the Supreme National Security Council — a body that makes decisions based on consensus within the diplomatic and security circles — to the other states party to the nuclear deal....

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For Academic Citation: Esfandiary, Dina.“Iran Reduces Commitment to the Nuclear Deal Amid Increased U.S. Pressure.” The Washington Post, May 9, 2019.