After one year of patience, the Islamic Republic of Iran has started measures within the framework of the nuclear deal for the time being; they are no violation of the nuclear deal and we are actually using the nuclear deal's capacities," Kamalvandi said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Alam news website on Monday.
He explained that based on paragraphs 26 and 36 of the nuclear deal, Iran is entitled to stop compliance with a part of or all its undertakings if it is recognized that some of the past sanctions have returned.
Asked about the role of the International Atomic Energy Agency in monitoring Iran's new measures, Kamalvandi said that the IAEA plays the role of an observer and not a judge and it reports what it witnesses.
Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) announced in a statement on Wednesday that the country had modified two of its undertakings under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action in return for the US abrogation of the deal and other signatories inability to make up for the losses under the agreement, warning that modifications would continue if the world powers failed to take action in line with their promises.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran declares that at the current stage, it does not any more see itself committed to respecting the limitations on keeping enriched uranium and heavy water reserves," the statement said.