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Iran vows to honor nuclear deal even if U.S. withdraws

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Staff Writer | September 9, 2017
Ali Akbar Salehi
Nuclear energy   The international nuclear deal

Iran will honor the international nuclear deal with world powers regardless of any probable U.S. decision to withdraw from the agreement, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said, Press TV reported.

"If the United States pulls out of the agreement, but the rest of the countries stay committed - namely Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia - then Iran would most probably stick with the commitments to the agreement," Ali Akbar Salehi said.

"I think our partners in this treaty have more to lose than we do" if the agreement falls through, Salehi was quoted as saying.

"The United States is trying to poison the business environment. It discourages big banks and companies from working with Iran," said Salehi, referring to Washington's new sanction pressures against Iran.

"It is fear-mongering. But in reality they cannot accomplish much," Salehi added.

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