France warns Iran against violating nuclear commitments: foreign minister

France warns Iran against violating nuclear commitments: foreign minister

France warns Iran against violating nuclear commitments: foreign minister

Shamkhani slammed Europe's "political insolence" for expecting Iran to continue its commitments without them fulfilling their end of the deal and said it showed a "lack of will" to face the US.

The 2015 deal was inked by Iran with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the United States under the Obama presidency, and following which Tehran curbed its uranium enrichment capacity to win sanctions relief in return.

Iran has no reason left to carry out commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal without reciprocation from the remaining European signatories, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday, according to the Fars news agency.

Sanctions against foreign minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif are expected later this week.

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In this regard, he said ASEAN-led mechanisms can serve as platforms for dialogue and implementation of Indo-Pacific cooperation. Prayut also urged the region to complete the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations in 2019.

Three diplomats told Reuters on Monday that the European powers had lodged a diplomatic demarche, the term for a formal note, on June 22, with two saying the communication aimed to warn Iran specifically against scaling back its commitments to the accord. Fresh tweets came through today from Trump tweets after Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the move proved the White House was "mentally retarded".

However, Mr Trump's national security adviser John Bolton said talks between the nations are still possible and the United States is leaving an "open door" for Iran.

Iran's Economy Minister Farhad Dejpasand said that Tehran is ready to counter any new sanctions issued by the U.S., after the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamanei and Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif on Monday.

It blamed the USA for abandoning the only route to peace just days after the two countries came within minutes of conflict.

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