Trump in No Place to Set JCPOA Conditions

Trump in No Place to Set JCPOA ConditionsTrump in No Place to Set JCPOA Conditions

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States is “in no position” to set conditions for the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and major powers, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. “[US President] Mr. [Donald] Trump has made habit of being unpredictable and thus unreliable for anybody to engage with,” Zarif said in a post on his official Twitter account on Tuesday, Press TV reported. “Nobody will be interested in reaching any agreement with the White House if US signature only good for 4-8 yrs,” he stressed. Trump has described the nuclear accord as “the worst and most one-sided transaction Washington has ever entered into.”

Trump on January 12 reluctantly agreed to waive nuclear-related sanctions against Iran under the landmark deal, but said it would be the last time he issued such a waiver unless his conditions were met.

The US president said he wanted America’s European allies to use the 120-day period before sanctions relief again came up for renewal to agree to tougher measures and new conditions regarding Tehran’s regional role and missle development, otherwise Washington would pull out of the deal.


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