US Has Defied Both Letter, Spirit of Nuclear Deal: Zarif

Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister lashed out at US President Donald Trump for accusing Iran of “not living up to the spirit” of a nuclear deal with six world powers, saying Washington itself has defied both the text and the spirit of JCPOA.

“We’ll see if US (is) prepared to live up to letter of the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) let alone (to its) spirit. So far, it (the US) has defied both,” Zarif said in a post on his twitter account on Friday.

US Has Defied Both Letter, Spirit of Nuclear Deal: Zarif His comments came after US President Trump claimed on Thursday that Iran is “not living up to the spirit” of the JCPOA, the nuclear deal signed between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), just two days after his administration reported that Iran was complying with the requirements laid out in the nuclear deal.

Elsewhere in his tweet, the top Iranian diplomat asked, “Should I use my highlighter again?”, referring to a tweet he had posted earlier highlighting part of the text of the JCPOA, according to which the US administration had undertaken to support the successful implementation of the accord.

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