After the killing of its military general Qasem Soleimani in the U.S. airstrikes Iran has been on an ‘undeclared war’ with U.S. The statement by White House on Saturday further escalated the tensions where President Trump said that they are prepared to respond.
Putting heat to the tensions Iran on Sunday announced that they are rolling back the 2015 Nuclear Deal commitments that were negotiated during the time of Barack Obama administration. The announcement was made announcement following a meeting of the Iranian cabinet in Tehran. On Sunday thousands of people turned to the streets of Iran to give Soleimani a hero’s welcome ahead of his funeral on Tuesday.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal was a preliminary framework agreement reached in 2015 between the Islamic Republic of Iran and a group of world powers: the P5+1 (the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, France, and China—plus Germany) and the European Union that put limitations on Iran’s nuclear enrichment capabilities.
The agreement also opened Iran’s nuclear facilities for international inspection. The 2015 nuclear agreement was on a life support ever since the Trump administration abandoned it in May 2018 and was pushed by the other members in the deal.
Meanwhile on Sunday reports came from Baghdad that the US embassy compound there was targeted and four rounds of “indirect fire ” had been launched in the direction of the embassy. No causalities were reported in the attack.