Iranian FM Reminds US of N. Deal Undertakings
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted his US counterpart Rex Tillerson for his remarks against Iran, and called on Washington to fully act upon its undertakings based on the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
“The worn-out allegations by the US cannot cover the country’s admission of Iran‘s implementation of its nuclear deal undertakings,” Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Thursday.
“The US is required to change its path and act upon its undertakings,” he added.
The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States’ national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with the nuclear deal.
In a letter to US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, on Tuesday Tillerson said Iran remained compliant with the 2015 deal.
Under the deal, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days on Iran‘s compliance under the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
It was the first such notification under U.S. President Donald Trump.