October 14, 2019 / 1:16 PM / a month ago

Iran to continue scaling back commitments to nuclear deal: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during press conference with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan in Tehran, Iran, October 13, 2019. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfils promises it made under the deal.

Iran has gradually scaled back its nuclear commitments since May after the U.S. pulled out of the deal and has called on European parties to the pact to salvage the deal by shielding Iran’s economy from U.S. penalties.

Rouhani, speaking on state television, also said Iran would start working on more advance uranium enrichment centrifuges.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi, Writing by Alexander Cornwell; Editing by Alison Williams

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