Eyre: Any future US administration to respect Iran nuclear deal (exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3
By Dalga Khatinoglu - Trend:
Despite the US Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's statement about the necessity of renegotiating the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran, the US Department of State's Persian-language spokesman Alan Eyre says any future US administration will respect the Iran nuclear deal.
Trump has earlier denounced the deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying he would seek to renegotiate it if elected the US president.
"As long as Iran continues to meet its JCPOA commitments and the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] continues to verify that it has done so, it is hard to see why any future administration would walk away from a deal which verifiably prevents Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," Eyre told Trend June 3.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif announced June 1 that the nuclear deal, reached last year with P5+1 group, can't be renegotiated despite Trump's pledge to do so if elected.
The JCPOA's implementation began in mid-January 2016.
"We believe that all sides will remain committed to the JCPOA," said Eyre. "And as we have seen from press reports about the IAEA's most recent report on Iran's nuclear program, Iran continues to meet its commitments under the JCPOA."
"We are doing the same with respect to the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions," he added.