Updated in: 05 August 2021 - 02:11
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking with Al-Monitor in New York, said that if President Donald Trump withholds the next round of Iran sanctions waivers due May 12, effectively exiting the nuclear deal, Tehran could resume its nuclear program “in a much more advanced way.”
News ID: 69816
Publish Date: 23April 2018 - 09:08

Iran FM: Trump administration 'never in' nuclear dealTehran (Defapress) -While he did not confirm whether Iran would leave the deal in response, he stressed that an exit by Washington wouldn’t represent a major break from the past. Mr. Zarif said the policies Trump has pursued over the past 15 months have stunted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action's (JCPOA) economic impact on Iran, and thus any decision Tehran makes would be “fully justified by the JCPOA.”

“The mere presence of the United States in the deal is not sufficient. The United States must be an active participant in the deal in good faith,” he said.

Mr. Zarif added efforts by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron to ramp up pressure on Tehran over its regional policies and missile program in exchange for Washington staying in the deal were “misguided.”

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