Iran claims United States not upholding its end of nuclear deal

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 17, 2017

"The same can not be said about the US", Zarif claimed.

In an interview on Sunday on "Fareed Zakaria GPS", Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that President Donald Trump has failed to hold up the United States' end of the bargain by urging its allies to cut business ties with Iran, effectively enacting more sanctions.

"We know those who attacked the World Trade Center were citizens of which countries in the region - I can tell you none of them came from Iran".

The deal, forged in July 2015 by Iran and the Obama administration along with Germany and the four other members of the U.N. National Security Council, stipulated that sanctions on Iran would be lifted in exchange for its halting of nuclear development for the next decade and its compliance with continuous surveillance of its nuclear enrichment and storage sites, among other requirements.

Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were Saudi citizens.

"Look at ISIS [Islamic State, IS], look at Nusra [Al-Nusra Front terrorist group], look at Al-Qaeda, look at other terrorist organizations... none of them have anything to do with Iran and all of them receive not only their ideology but their financial assistance, their weapons, their arms from others who call themselves U.S. allies", Zarif said.

Delivering a scathing rebuke of Tehran in his speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit on May 21, Trump noted "until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate Iran".

"Look at ISIS, look at Nusra, look at Al-Qaeda, look at other terrorist organizations... none of them have anything to do with Iran and all of them receive not only their ideology but their financial assistance, their weapons, their arms from others who call themselves US allies".

Zarif dismissed the U.S. leader's remarks as "repugnant", while saying that "Iranians counter terror backed by United States clients".

Zarif said as per the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the IAEA is the "only accepted body to monitor the implementation of the nuclear side of the deal", adding that the nuclear agency had repeatedly confirmed Iran's commitment to the deal.

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