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Tehran says it will stick to phased reduction of nuclear deal commitments

Iran told a French envoy that it will continue to scale back its commitments under the nuclear deal unless the other signatories honor their end of the deal.
France's top diplomat Emmanuel Bonne meets with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran July 10, 2019.  Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. - RC12F4E624A0

In a sign that Iran is sticking to its guns, one of the country's top officials told a visiting French envoy that Tehran will adhere to the phased process of abandoning the obligations it assumed under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal until "its rights promised by the agreement are fully materialized."

The meeting with Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's powerful Supreme National Security Council, is part of a two-day mission that French diplomat Emmanuel Bonne has been tasked with by President Emmanuel Macron.

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