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Iran skips opportunity to upset nuclear deal over US sanctions: sources

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been arguing that the US isn’t upholding its part of the deal.    
   Getty Images Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has been arguing that the US isn’t upholding its part of the deal. Getty Images
Orlondo Matamoros | Julio 21, 2017, 20:00

In a Thursday meeting with Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi in Vienna, Amano praised the Islamic Republic for its good and constructive cooperation with the IAEA and fulfilling its nuclear obligations as confirmed in the IAEA reports. It lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran and in exchange put certain limits on Tehran's nuclear work.

During the election campaign and after becoming the US president, Trump repeatedly promised to review the Iran nuclear deal and slammed the administration of former US President Barack Obama for signing the agreement.

"They have been talking about 'scrapping the deal, '" he said.

The U.S. measures signal that the administration of President Donald Trump is seeking to increase pressure on Iran while keeping in place the deal designed to curb its nuclear activities in return for a lifting of international sanctions.

He added: "Iran maintains its right to show any reaction toward these bad promises".

The meeting was held ahead of the JCPOA Joint Commission which is going to be held on Friday in Vienna.

The eighth Joint Commission of JCPOA opened on Friday morning in Austrian capital city of Vienna, with representatives from the US, the UK, Russia, China, Germany, a delegation from Iran headed by Mr. Araghchi, and a delegation from European Union headed by Secretary General of European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmid. However, it slapped new sanctions against Iran for its missile program which Tehran insists is for defensive purposes.