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We need to preserve nuclear deal: UN 

“Based on the deal Iran put limits on its nuclear activities in exchange for termination of economic and financial sanctions” reports tehrantimes.com. Stephane Dujarric, the spokesman for the UN secretary general, told reporters on Tuesday that it is necessary to preserve the Iran nuclear agreement, formally called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “We need to do whatever we can to preserve it,” Reuters quoted Dujarric as saying. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned on Tuesday that Iran will quit the nuclear agreement “in hours” and return to the previous…

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Iran will go to pre-nuclear deal stage ‘in hours’ if sanctions return: Rouhani

“Last month, the two houses of the U.S. Congress ratified non-nuclear sanctions against Iran” reports tehrantimes.com. Iran, the European Union, Germany and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – finalized the text of the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015.The deal went into effect on January 16, 2016. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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May Quit Nuclear Deal in ‘Hours’ If New Sanctions Imposed…

“Trump said last week he did not believe that Iran was living up to the spirit of the nuclear deal” writes Min Read for reuters.com. DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.Iran denies its missile development breaches the resolution, saying its missiles are not designed to carry nuclear weapons.The United States imposed unilateral sanctions after saying Iran’s ballistic missile tests violated a U.N. resolution, which endorsed the…

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Rouhani warns Iran could abandon nuclear deal ‘in hours’ if US pushes sanctions

“Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday” writes Zareer Masani for telegraph.co.uk. Iran says new sanctions that the United States has imposed on it breach the agreement it reached in 2015 with the United States, Russia, China and three European powers in which it agreed to curb its nuclear work in return for the lifting of most sanctions. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Iran lawmakers raise missile spending, chant ‘death to America’ in response to sanctions

“That sparked new outrage in Iran, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accusing Trump of trying to “kill” the nuclear deal” writes Nasser Karimi for sun-sentinel.com. The lawmakers’ vote comes amid growing anger in Iran over U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats to renegotiate the nuclear deal struck with world powers in 2015.In a session Sunday, 240 lawmakers voted for the bill, with only one abstention from the 247 legislators on hand, Iran’s state-run news agency IRNA reported. Source: sun-sentinel.com Share This:

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Nuclear deal to promote Iran-Britain ties: envoy

“Despite having the closest ties with the U.S. among the European countries, England has defended the nuclear deal” reports tehrantimes.com. TEHRAN – The international nuclear deal between Iran and world powers has paved the way for ties between Britain and Iran to flourish, London’s ambassador to Tehran Nicholas Hopton said on Saturday.The ambassador also renewed his country’s full commitment to the nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to which England is a signatory.The envoy also expressed hope for the clearing of banking hurdles, adding that…

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Official reveals main reasons for Iran water crisis

“He also pointed to deficiencies in water management and utilization system as main reasons for water shortage in the country” reports tehrantimes.com. With the beginning of the summer and concurrent with national water saving week in Iran (June 22-28) the consumers are presented with water management and efficiency techniques for 10 percent reduction in drinking water consumption.TEHRAN – The current water crisis in Iran is resulted from some specific reasons which are rooted in population growth and mismanagement, said the deputy energy minister for water resources planning. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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Another country with nuclear aspirations is watching the North Korean stand-off very closely

“Matt Levitt of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy said he believes North Korean progress may lead Iran to try to become the next nuclear power” writes Ebrahim Noroozi for cnbc.com. As the world turns its attention to reports North Korea has mastered a key component to making a nuclear missile, experts warn that the White House must also keep its eye on Iran.The concern, some say, is that Tehran will see that if North Korea can get away with building a nuclear weapon in spite of U.S. protests,…

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Former U.S. officials: Exiting nuclear deal would have ‘grave’ consequences

“Under the agreement Iran is tasked to limit its nuclear activities in exchange for termination of financial and economic sanctions” reports tehrantimes.com. The UN Security Council turned the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), into international law by endorsing a resolution on July 20, 2015.TEHRAN – A group of former senior U.S. officials and prominent national security leaders issued a statement on Tuesday warning that withdrawing from the July 2015 nuclear agreement would have “grave” consequences for the United States.Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who has…

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Tehran says won’t allow Trump violate nuclear deal at Iran’s expense

“TEHRAN – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said late on Monday that Tehran will not allow the Trump administration violate the nuclear deal at the expense of Iran” reports tehrantimes.com. By making such remarks, analysts say, Trump wants to provoke Iran to withdraw the nuclear and then fault Iran for it. Source: tehrantimes.com Share This:

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