Araghchi: Iran to continue talks with Europe after announcing 3rd retaliatory step on JCPOA
Iran will continue negotiations with European signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) after announcing the next round of scrapping its obligations under the nuclear deal, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said.
"If Europe decides to fulfil Iran's demands, the Middle Eastern nation could decide not to take the third step, but this is unlikely to happen," Sputnik cited Araghchi as saying.
He stressed that negotiations would continue anyway. But according to the official, Iran has already made a decision on what measures exactly it will announce.
Earlier, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that President Hassan Rouhani will announce Tehran's third retaliatory step to reduce JCPOA obligations on September 4.