Sunday 15 September 2019

Iran threatens to 'take strong step away' from 2015 nuclear accord

Iran’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP)
Iran’s government spokesman Ali Rabiei (Ebrahim Noroozi/AP) Newsdesk Newsdesk

The Iranian government has warned that Tehran will "take a strong step" away from its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers if Europe does not offer the country new terms by a deadline this week.

Iran had previously set a Friday deadline for Europe to help Tehran sell its oil on the global market despite US sanctions.

Already, Iran has gone over the stockpile and enrichment limitations placed on it by the 2015 deal. However, Tehran said those steps are quickly reversible.

Government spokesman Ali Rabiei's comments came as Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif goes to Moscow and his deputy travels to Paris with a team of economists for last-minute talks before the deadline.

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