Tehran is ready to withdraw from the 2015 agreement on its nuclear program — the Joint comprehensive action plan (JCPOA). Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated.
According to him, Iran “if necessary, will come out of the deal” with the intermediary countries. At the same time, now the Europeans need to intensify efforts to protect the country’s economy from US sanctions, the Minister said. The Foreign Minister also pointed out that Tehran’s third step to reduce its obligations under the JCPOA is not a way out of the contract and not the last measure taken.
Zarif added that the introduction of US sanctions against him showed the failure of negotiations and closed the door of diplomacy. He added that Washington does not want peaceful discussions of the nuclear deal, despite its calls. “The US should know that the discourse of domination has given way to the discourse of dialogue,” the Minister said.
On August 1, it was reported that the US imposed sanctions against Zarif. The statement indicated that the politician is at the head of Iranian propaganda and misinformation about the country’s nuclear program.
In July, Tehran announced that it had accumulated more low-enriched uranium than was permitted by an international agreement.
The JCPOA agreement on Iran was signed in summer 2015 between Tehran and six intermediary countries — Russia, USA, Great Britain, China, France, Germany. In early May of 2018, American President Donald Trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from the transaction and the resumption of the anti-Iran sanctions. After that, according to the Iranian authorities, there were no practical and tangible steps on the part of the Europeans aimed at saving the deal.