Iran to cut nuclear deal commitments until it reaches ‘desired result’

Iran has been reducing its commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal, which the US pulled out from last year. (File/AFP)
Updated 03 October 2019

Iran to cut nuclear deal commitments until it reaches ‘desired result’

  • Khamenei made the statement in a meeting with commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards
  • “The responsibility is with the Atomic Energy Organization and they must be carry out the reduction,” he said

GENEVA: Iran will continue reducing its commitments under its 2015 nuclear deal until it reaches the “desired result,” Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, according to his official website.
“We will continue the reduction of commitments,” Khamenei said in a meeting with commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards.
“The responsibility is with the Atomic Energy Organization and they must be carry out the reduction ...in a precise, complete and comprehensive way and continue until the time we reach a desired result.”


US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment

Updated 20 November 2019

US Navy carrier transits Strait of Hormuz after deployment

DUBAI: A US aircraft carrier ordered by the White House to rapidly deploy to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran has transited the Strait of Hormuz for the first time since its deployment.
The US Navy says the USS Abraham Lincoln transited the strait on Tuesday, making its way to the Arabian Gulf. The carrier left Norfolk, VA, in April and was diverted to the Middle East in May, but it had remained in the Arabian Sea, avoiding passage through the strait that borders Iran.
American aircraft carriers have for decades sailed through the international oil shipping route in what the US describes as “defensive” operations aimed at keeping the strait open.
The Trump administration deployed the Lincoln to the Arabian Gulf amid a spike in tensions with Iran.