Russian envoy says Moscow is concerned about fate of nuclear deal

In an exclusive interview with IRNA published on Sunday, Ulyanov said the deal is very important and the parties have been working for more than 10 years to achieve it.

“It showed that difficult issues in the field of non-proliferation can be resolved through diplomacy,” he noted.

Iran has started to gradually reduce its commitments to the JCPOA in response to the United States which abandoned the landmark deal in May 2018 and reinstituted sanctions.

So far, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has taken four steps to cut back commitments in accordance to paragraph 36 of the JCPOA which “allows one side, under certain circumstances, to stop complying with the deal if the other side is out of compliance.”

On May 8, exactly one year after the U.S. abandoned the deal, Tehran announced that its “strategic patience” is over and began to partially reduce its commitments to the agreement at bi-monthly intervals.

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