Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S.

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Published on June 15, 2019 - Duration: 00:45s

Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S.

Iran said it would continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", Iran's president said.

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Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday (June 15) as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region.

Iran stopped complying in May with some commitments in the 2015 nuclear deal that was agreed with global powers, after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018 and ratcheted up sanctions on Tehran.

"Obviously, Iran cannot stick to this agreement unilaterally," President Hassan Rouhani told Russian, Chinese and other Asian leaders at a conference in Tajikistan.

His comments follow rising tensions with Washington, which has accused Tehran of carrying out Thursday's (June 13) attacks on two oil tankers in a vital oil shipping route at the mouth of the Gulf.

Tehran has denied having any role.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Moscow would adhere to the agreement and urged other signatories to follow suit.

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