“Painful Mistake” for US to Quit JCPOA

“Painful Mistake” for US to Quit JCPOA“Painful Mistake” for US to Quit JCPOA

  Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned the United States against the “painful mistake” of pulling out of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

“Considering what has been envisaged in the JCPOA in the field of research and development and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s continued measures to develop its peaceful nuclear capability, if the US makes the mistake of exiting the JCPOA, it would definitely be a painful mistake for the Americans,” Zarif told reporters on Friday upon arrival in Tehran from the Kazakh capital of Astana, Press TV reported.

The minister said US President Donald Trump has always sought to “destroy” the agreement both before and after he took office in January 2017, adding that Washington has committed clear violations of its obligations under the nuclear accord.

Zarif also noted that Iran is prepared for various scenarios, adding, “It has been fully foreseen in the JCPOA what measures the Islamic Republic would carry out if it cannot reap its [the agreement’s] economic benefits,” Zarif pointed out.


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