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Chorus of No Nuclear Renegotiation Grows Louder

The foreign minister says the US has “consistently violated the nuclear deal, particularly by bullying others to prevent businesses from returning to Iran”
The European signatories to the deal have been trying to persuade Donald Trump to save the pact, reached under his predecessor Barack Obama.The European signatories to the deal have been trying to persuade Donald Trump to save the pact, reached under his predecessor Barack Obama.

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday US demands to change its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers are unacceptable as a deadline set by US President Donald Trump for Europeans to "fix" the deal looms.
Trump has warned that unless European allies rectify the "terrible flaws" in the international accord, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, by May 12, he will refuse to extend US sanctions relief for the oil-producing country.
"Iran will not renegotiate what was agreed years ago and has been implemented," Zarif said in a video message posted on social media.
Britain, France and Germany remain committed to the accord and are trying to keep Washington in it, but want to open talks on Iran's ballistic missile program, its nuclear activities beyond 2025–when key provisions of the deal expire–and its role in Middle East issues such as Syria and Yemen.
A senior adviser to Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei also warned Europeans on Thursday over "revising" the nuclear deal, under which Iran strictly limited its enrichment of uranium and won major sanctions relief in return.
"Even if US allies, especially the Europeans, try to revise the deal..., one of our options will be withdrawing from it," state television quoted Ali Akbar Velayati as saying.

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