JCPOA it's not a bilateral deal to be renegotiated: Zarif

مصاحبه اختصاصی ایسنا با محمدجواد ظریف

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said the new sanctions announced by the Trump administration are poisoning already strained relations between the two countries.

"It violates the spirit of the deal. We will look at it and see whether it violates the letter of the deal, and we will act accordingly," Zarif said in an interview with CBS News.

The Trump administration grudgingly confirmed Monday night that Iran is complying with the terms of the international nuclear deal. Hours later, it accused Iran of stirring up trouble in other ways in the Middle East -- and slapped new economic sanctions on 18 Iranian individuals and groups. 

"It isn't. Well, no deal is completely acceptable to everybody," he replied to Trump’s remarks that JCPOA is a bad deal for Americans and that there are flaws in it.

"This is a multilateral deal, approved by the Security Council, and it's not a bilateral deal to be withdrawn from or to be renegotiated," Zarif went on to say.

"These are the countries that are producing terrorists for you. And the United States is going after Iran. I don't know why," Zarif said.

"What the United States has done against the Iranian people over the past several months have been really repugnant," the Iranian top diplomat added.

Answering to the question that is it up to President Trump to show some good will?, Zarif said," I certainly think it is up to the U.S. government to stop sending all these hostile signals".

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