In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States has admitted that its unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action caused Tehran to give up the voluntary implementation of the additional protocol to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), stressing that the three EU states have also failed to live up to their N. Deal obligations.
The top diplomat emphasized that Iran is entitled to stop voluntary implementation of the NPT additional protocol as a reciprocal move.
US admits that only after it “left the JCPOA, Iran has taken steps away” while until then” Iran was living up to its limits”
In response, Zarif had stressed that the US has violated the nuclear deal and is in no position to ask for any conditions for its return to the JCPOA, adding that it’s Tehran that has its own terms to allow the US back into the internationally endorsed agreement.
The foreign minister has reiterated time and again that Tehran would not change even a single word of the agreement, and cautioned the US that it needs to pay reparations for the damage it has inflicted on Iran through its retreat from the nuclear agreement and give enough insurances that it would not go for initiating the trigger mechanism again before it could get back to the deal.