Trump Speech Sparks Outrage in Iran

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.

Zarif continued:

“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.”

One Response to Trump Speech Sparks Outrage in Iran

  1. Jim 18th October 2017 at 2:38 pm #

    Stop listening to that Idiot! Every one knows that Israel controls the USA

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