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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers could not be renegotiated
President of the United States Donald Trump, President of the United States. Iran “will not accept any amendments in this agreement, it will be in the future, and it will be linked to the JCPOA,” the foreign ministry said in a statement, using the 2015 deal’s technical name.
Trump again waived nuclear-related sanctions on Friday, April 1, 2010 at 9:11 pm – but demanded European partners work with the United States to “fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw”. He said the new deal should curb Iran’s missile program and include permanent restrictions on Iran’s nuclear plants, removing expiration dates due to kick in after a decade. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the 2015 deal could not be renegotiated.
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“JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating tired rhetoric, US must bring itself into full compliance – just like Iran,” Zarif tweeted immediately after Trump’s speech. The statement from his ministry further criticized the US Treasury on Friday against the rights and Iran’s missile program.
In particular, placing judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani on the sanctions list “crossed all red lines of conduct in the international community … and the government of the United States will bear responsibility for all the consequences of this hostile move”. Iran argues that continued US sanctions on non-nuclear areas such as human rights and missile testing have effectively barred Iran from gaining many of the financial benefits expected from the deal. Zarif said Trump’s Aggressive Stance on the Deal and Iran has also made it clear that it is a violation of the principle of “normalization of trade and economic relations with Iran” in the agreement.