Iran fully withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal
Iran nuclear deal: A fact file
- Iran has announced its total withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive
Plan of Action (JCPOA) which is commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal.
- The exit of Iran comes after the U.S. targeted strike that
killed Iran's Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in Iraq on 3 January 2020.
- Iran announced that it will no longer commit to any limits
on the level of uranium enrichment, a stockpile of nuclear fuel and also
nuclear research and development.
- Iran agreed to a long-term deal on its nuclear programme
with the P5+1 group of world powers in 2015.
- The P5+1 countries are the US, UK,
France, China, Russia, and Germany.
- Under the deal, Iran acceded to a 10-year restriction on
- As of May 2018, there was a broad consensus that Iran has
abided by the agreement.
- The United States President Donald Trump announced the
United States was withdrawing from the deal on 8 May 2018.
- Even after the US's withdrawal, the European Union, Germany,
France, the United Kingdom, Russia, and China attempted to maintain the nuclear