Iran to stay committed to JCPOA if Russia, China, EU refuse to back U.S. decision to quit deal - Tehran source
MOSCOW/TEHRAN. Oct 12 (Interfax) - Tehran stands ready to continue to fulfill its obligations as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) dealing with its nuclear program even if the United States withdraws from this treaty, but Russia and China do not support this decision by the U.S., a source in Iran's power structures told Interfax.
"We would not like the U.S. to quit this deal. But if this happens, Iran will watch the reaction of Russia, China and the European Union," the source said.
"If Russia and China do not support this decision by the U.S., Tehran will remain committed to its obligations as part of the JCPOA," the source said.
Washington's withdrawal from the JCPOA "will become an argument in rhetoric with the U.S." for Tehran, the source said.
According to earlier reports, U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week that he will "decertify" the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran. In addition, Trump intends to present a new comprehensive strategy for dealing with Iran.