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Ryabkov terms Iran's fourth JCPOA commitment reduction as inevitable

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 26, IRNA -- Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said it is inevitable for Iran to take the fourth step towards reducing its commitments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) if it sees the country's economic interests are not safeguarded by other parties of the deal.

"They announced a long time ago that if there is no progress from the side of other parties to the JCPOA in ensuring Iran’s legal economic interests, they will take the corresponding measures every two months,” Ryabkov was quoted by Russian media as saying.

He added: “I assume that if the situation continues to stall and if there is no improvement regarding Iran’s trade-economic situation, the so-called fourth stage may become inevitable.”

Earlier, Head of Iranian President's Office Mahmoud Vaezi said that a special committee is studying Iran's 4th step of reducing JCPOA commitments.

He added that European countries are expected to fulfill their obligations.

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