Iran FM: JCPOA in no way renegotiable

Tehran, Jan 13, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Friday slammed US President Donald Trump for repeating ‘tired rhetoric’, reiterating that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is not renegotiable.

Zarif tweeted on Friday, “Trump’s policy and today’s announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement, maliciously violating its paras 26, 28 & 29. JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating tired rhetoric, US must bring itself into full compliance-just like Iran.'

Trump branded it 'a disaster' and 'the worst deal ever negotiated' and once even promised to rip it up if he became president, although he later backed down, conceding that it would be too hard to dismantle a deal enshrined in a UN resolution. He later vowed to alter the terms of the accord instead.

He has on several occasions called for renegotiating the deal but Iranian officials have firmly rejected his call, reiterating that the multilateral deal is in no way renegotiable.
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