Iran committed to nuclear deal: Zarif
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 11
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran is committed to nuclear deal and it is better that all the sides (P5+1 Group) remain committed to it as well.
Zarif said during a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic on November 11 that Iran called all to remain committed to nuclear deal, but this doesn’t mean that Iran has no any other choice, IRNA reported.
Iran and P5+1 Group, including the US, the UK, France, Russia, China and Germany reached a comprehensive nuclear deal, which was implemented in January 2016.
During his presidential campaigns, US president-elect Donald Trump said the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was a “terrible” and “disastrous” deal.
“We give them $150 billion [Iran’s assets blocked abroad], we get nothing,” he said.
Under the JCPOA, Iran accessed its assets blocked abroad.
Zarif also said the JCPOA is an international agreement, not a bilateral [between Iran and the US].
“This is a deal, approved by the UN Security Council, though US hasn’t committed to its all obligation yet,” he said.
Earlier, Federica Mogherini, the EU high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, said the US can’t cancel the deal.
Touching upon some financial restrictions, Iranian officials accuse Washington on evading its commitments on the nuclear deal.