Hasán Rohani, President of Iran – VIA REUTERS / HANDOUT. – Archive
GENEVA, 5 (Reuters / EP)
Iran's President Hasan Rohani announced on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will take another step in abandoning the commitments of the 2015 nuclear agreement with the injection of gas into the centrifuges of the Fordow nuclear power plant.
The president of Iran has made this announcement in a speech broadcast live on the Iranian state television network. Rohani has said that all the steps the Ayatollah regime is taking to abandon its nuclear commitments are reversible.
“We know their sensitivity in relation to Fordow, with respect to these centrifuges. We know it but, at the same time, when they fulfill their commitments we will cut the gas again, so it is possible to reverse these steps,” said the president Iranian.
Rohani has emphasized that the Islamic Republic cannot “unilaterally accept” that Iran fulfills its commitments and the other signatory countries “do not fulfill their commitments” under the agreement signed in July 2015. Under the nuclear pact, the Islamic Republic can start the Fordow centrifuges but always without injecting them with gas, Rohani recalled.
In addition, he has argued that Iran will fully comply with the nuclear agreement when the other signatory countries do the same. Rohani's message comes after the Iranian Nuclear Agency announced Monday that it will soon have 30 new IR-6 centrifuges.
In 2018, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, decided to withdraw the United States from the nuclear agreement signed with Iran in July 2015 by the 5 + 1 group (Russia, China, United States, France, United Kingdom and Germany).
The 2015 nuclear pact establishes the withdrawal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic in exchange for a reduction in the atomic program of the Ayatollah regime. Since the unilateral departure from the United States, Iran has called on the other signatory countries to focus their efforts on allowing trade with Iranian companies, especially crude oil exports, without being affected by US sanctions.