Iran demanded that the US pay damages for withdrawing from the JCPOA

The United States should compensate Iran for withdrawing from the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

“I think the US needs to show that it is committed to this deal and that it is not violating it… and that they will compensate Iran for the damage. The US withdrew from the JCPOA without any reason, which caused great harm to the Iranian people,” Zarif said, speaking at the Committee on the foreign relations discussion platform.

Iran will not negotiate with the United States over the Joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear program, Mohammad Javad Zarif continued.

“We do not intend to negotiate a deal with them (the US). They can’t just say now let’s go back to negotiations,” Zarif said, speaking at a discussion platform of the Committee on foreign relations, talking about whether Tehran will negotiate with Washington on the future of the JCPOA.

Iran and the “six” international negotiators reached a historic agreement in July 2015 to resolve the long-standing problem of the Iranian atom. Months of negotiations culminated in the adoption agreement, which disclaims Iran previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN Security Council, US, and EU.

The deal in its original form did not last even three years: in May 2018, the United States announced its unilateral withdrawal from it and the restoration of strict sanctions against Tehran.