The head of Iran’s nuclear agency said European countries have not kept their side of the bargain [Atomic Energy Organization of Iran/AFP]

Iran has the right to “gradually downgrade” its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal because European signatories failed to uphold their end of the agreement, its nuclear chief said.

Ali Akbar Salehi, the director of Iran’s nuclear energy agency, made the comments after meeting Cornel Feruta, head of the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), for talks on Iran’s nuclear programme in Tehran on Sunday. 

On Saturday, Iran announced it further breached the limits on its nuclear activity set by the nuclear accord, which had been agreed on by Iran, China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, the US and the European Union.

Salehi said because the “European parties” had not

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