[size=36]Iran decides to resume nuclear activities in response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement[/size]
reported Radio of the Islamic Republic of Iran 's state - run body, that Iran would resume its nuclear program stalled in response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement concluded in 2015 but will not withdraw from the agreement.
The news agency quoted a source close to an official committee overseeing the nuclear deal as saying that President Hassan Rowhani would announce that Iran would reduce some of its "simple and public" commitments under the agreement on May 8, exactly one year after US President Donald Trump announced his country's withdrawal from the agreement , According to Reuters.
After the US withdrawal from the deal, Trump re-imposed tough sanctions on Iran, including its oil exports, which are a lifeblood aimed at halting those exports altogether and stifling Iran's economy.
"In response to America's departure from the nuclear agreement and the hollow promises of European countries to implement their obligations, the Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to resume part of the nuclear activities that were suspended under the framework of the nuclear agreement," the source said.
In a similar vein, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported on Monday that "Iran will announce on Wednesday measures of" reciprocity "in response to the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement.
The report said Iran had informed some EU leaders of its decision informally.
The United States moved on Friday to force Iran to stop producing low-enriched uranium and expand its only nuclear power plant.
Trump, who did not come to power at the conclusion of the nuclear deal, said the deal was in Iran's favor because he did not address its ballistic missile program or support other forces in several wars in the Middle East.
Iran says the ballistic missile program has nothing to do with its nuclear activities, which are defensive in nature and that its support for allies across the Middle East is not Washington's.