Mentioning Trump’s assertion that Iran is not committed to its obligations under the nuclear deal, Zarif said in an interview on Iranian state TV:
“It has been mentioned in the JCPOA that the only center responsible for pursuing and determining Iran’s commitment to the JCPOA is the International Atomic Energy Agency … The US domestic laws are not valid for us and [the Trump administration] is obligated to act within the framework of the JCPOA, which is [endorsed by] a resolution of the UN Security Council.”
“We are taking appropriate measures in response to US actions. The Committee for Monitoring the JCPOA [an Iranian committee consisting of senior officials] will determine the necessary framework for responding to the US.
“We have written nine letters [to EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as the coordinator of the JCPOA] about the US delay or failure in honoring its JCPOA commitments.”
He added that he will write a letter “tomorrow” or “the day after tomorrow” to Mogherini about Trump’s remarks.
“If they revive the sanctions and we face an inability to use [the JCPOA] in oil, gas and shipping arenas, and for bringing our money to the country, [then] we have the right to make a decision about the continuation of our presence in the JCPOA.”
Asked what will happen to Iran’s multibillion-dollar contract with US airplane manufacturer Boeing, Zarif said, “In our view, there is no problem [regarding the deal], but if the US government impedes this contract, then they haven’t honored their commitments under the JCPOA.”