Expert: US has longest way to come to realize

Tehran, May 9, IRNA – A former official of the US Department of State said that as compared with Iran, the US has the longest way to come to sense.

Referring to Iran's recent ultimatum to Europe on complying with their commitment under the nuclear deal, Richard Nephew wrote on his Twitter account: 'The bigger deal? The 60 day clock. This is the escalation ladder that I and many others have warned about. Because now neither side has any inclination to back down and both will take steps to make that much harder.'

He added: 'Of course, both sides could also come to their senses, but the US side has the longest way to go and least desire to do so. I do hope the JCPOA opponents are pleased with themselves this morning. (And, I suspect they are, perversely.)”

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Iran will give a 60-day moratorium to the states parties to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to remedy their breaches and restore Iran's interests enshrined by the international deal.

Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) in a statement announced that Iran has stopped some of its commitments under the JCPOA as of May 8, 2019.

May 8 marks the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal formally known as the JCPOA endorsed by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

Earlier, A senior spokesmen in the European Union stressed that Iranian President's letter on Iran's reciprocal act against the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal was received and the joint commission is reviewing its consequences.

'We note with concern the statement made by Iran today concerning its commitments under the JCPOA,' the spokesman told IRNA earlier on the condition of anonymity.

He added that as coordinator of the Joint Commission, 'we are analyzing the implications together with the members of the Joint Commission'.

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