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Sergey Zheleznyak: “Tehran is forced to respond to the retaliation by the US actions”

The statements of the Iranian authorities about the readiness to abandon their obligations under the nuclear deal because of the actions of the United States look quite natural, and the blame for complicating the situation in the region will lie on Washington, says a member of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs Sergey Zheleznyak.

Earlier, the representative of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Bekhruz Kamalvandi, said that Iran could exceed the enrichment level of uranium by 3.67%, provided for by a nuclear deal, within 1-2 days and at the end of June, exceed the ceiling of reserves of low enriched uranium, 300 kilograms.

“Europe should be attentive to Iran’s statements regarding readiness to resume research on uranium enrichment and abandoning its obligations under the nuclear deal. The United States deliberately makes Europe vulnerable by putting its European partners at risk, which Washington has long been regarded as competitors for,” said the deputy told reporters.

Zheleznyak stressed that this behavior is typical of the United States, “who love to play on regional and international contradictions, confronting the interests of different political groups, not thinking about the devastating consequences of their actions,” and it’s time for Europe to move away from the role of an “American puppet”.

“Tehran is forced to retaliate to which they are forced by the US. Against the background of the incident in the Oman Strait and during the next US attempts to accuse Iran without proof of attacking the oil tankers, Tehran’s reaction looks quite natural,” Zheleznyak stressed.

According to the deputy, Russia, like other responsible countries, “is extremely concerned about the possibility of the complete elimination of the agreement, which is still keeping the world from a new nuclear arms race.”
“It is obvious that in the complication of the situation the blame will lie on Washington, where, unfortunately, they don’t relate to the US-Iranian relations without proper understanding, trying to aggravate the situation in the region,” he added.

Iran headed for the refusal to fulfill a number of provisions of the atomic transaction on May 8 – on the anniversary of the US withdrawal from it. The renegotiation of obligations in Tehran was explained both by the actions of the Americans, who are restoring the sanctions regime, and by the inability of the remaining parties to the agreement to resolve the situation.

In this regard, Tehran gave the remaining FAPA participants 60 days to safeguard the interests of Iran, promising at the same time to return to the execution of the suspended obligations, if they manage to solve the problems arising from the US actions.

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