Iranians celebrate the nuclear agreement in Tehran, Iran on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers will open a new chapter in the relations between Iran and the International community, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)
Iranians celebrate the nuclear agreement in Tehran, Iran on July 14, 2015. The nuclear deal between Iran and the world powers will open a new chapter in the relations between Iran and the International community, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday. (Xinhua/Ahmad Halabisaz)

The European Union on Thursday rejected a 60-day deadline for the signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal to address Iran’s “rights” under the deal and urged Iran to remain committed to its obligations.

In a joint statement on Thursday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of France, Germany and Britain expressed “great concern” about Iran’s recent suspension of some of its commitments under the accord — officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — in reciprocation for Washington’s withdrawal last year, according to Press TV.

On Wednesday, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani announced Tehran’s withdrawal from complying with the restrictions posed by the JCPOA on the country’s enriched uranium reserves and heavy water supplies.

Rouhani also set a 60-day deadline for the remaining parties to the deal to fulfill their obligations, particularly in preserving Iran’s interests in the areas of banking and oil.

“We reject any ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the basis of Iran’s performance regarding its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA and the NPT (Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons),” the EU statement said.

“In this respect, we recall the key role of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) monitoring and verification of the implementation by Iran of its nuclear-related commitments,” it added. Enditem

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