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Iran to honour n-deal even if US withdraws

Iran will honour the international nuclear deal that it signed with world powers regardless of any probable decision by the US to withdraw from the agreement, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said.

“If the US pulls out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but the rest of the countries stay committed — namely Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia — then Iran would most probably stick with the commitments to the agreement,” Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday.

“I think our partners in this treaty have more to lose than we do.”

“The US is trying to poison the business environment. It discourages big banks and companies from working with Iran,” said Salehi, referring to Washington’s new sanction pressures against Tehran.

“It is fear-mongering. But in reality they cannot accomplish much.”

The AEOI chief argued that the U.S refusal to waive Tehran’s nuclear-related sanctions constitutes “significant non-compliance” with the nuclear deal on their part.

On Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the country would never breach the nuclear deal.

Iran spares no efforts in establishing stability and security in the region, he added.

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