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Iran's supreme leader vows to continue cuts to nuclear deal commitments

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has promised that Iran will take further steps back from its nuclear-related commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has ordered the Atomic Energy Organization to press ahead with a phased reduction in the country's commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The reductions had begun in May, involving three different "steps," with the fourth in the works unless Iranian leaders are convinced that the European signatories to the nuclear deal abide by their part of the agreement and provide the promised economic relief.

“This reduction of commitments must continue with utmost precision and in full until we attain the desirable outcome,” Khamenei told a meeting of senior generals from the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on Oct. 2.­

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