“Of course Iran’s options are not limited but our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement, which is not bilateral for one side to be able to scrap,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
President Barack Obama’s outgoing administration touted the July 2015 deal reached between Iran and six world powers as a way to pre-empt Tehran’s suspected drive to develop atomic weapons by curbing its enrichment of uranium.
In return Mr Obama, a Democrat, agreed to a lifting of sanctions on Iran.
Republican Mr Trump called the nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst deal ever negotiated” during his election campaign and said it could lead to a “nuclear holocaust”.
The accord removed sanctions in return for Iran reducing the number of its uranium-enrichment centrifuges by two-thirds, capping its level of uranium enrichment well below the level needed for bomb-grade material, reducing its enriched uranium stockpile, and accepting UN inspections to verify compliance.
“Our strong preference as a party that has remained fully committed and implemented its side of the bargain … is for every member and participant and for international community to continue to remain committed to the agreement,” Mr Zarif said after meeting his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak.
“But it doesn’t mean we don’t have other options if the USA unwisely decides to move away from its obligations under the agreement.”
When asked whether he hoped for a similarly good working relationship with Mr Trump’s future secretary-of-state as he had with the outgoing John Kerry, Mr Zarif said it would not be necessary.
“We had a long nuclear negotiation between Iran and the United States. I do not expect another negotiation, certainly not on the nuclear issue, but nor on any other subjects so that I would need to establish a same type of contact with the new secretary of state, whoever that may be,” he said.
Former US House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich — who has said he would renegotiate the nuclear deal with Iran, has been floated as a potential secretary of state under Mr Trump, according to political sources.
Iran Briefing | News Press Focus on Human Rights Violation by IRGC, Iran Human Rights
Apr 24, 2017 Comments Off on Iran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action in Syria
Apr 17, 2017 Comments Off on Saudi Arabia Warns Iran Is Trying To Turn Yemen Into A ‘Missile Base’
Apr 15, 2017 Comments Off on Rouhani: Iran does not need ‘permission to build missiles’
Apr 11, 2017 Comments Off on Iran: New Valfajr Torpedo Launched from Ghadir Submarine
Apr 03, 2017 Comments Off on Amnesty International criticises Boris Johnson for lack of action over British mother held by Iran for a year
Jan 31, 2017 Comments Off on Trump’s travel ban is a gift to Iran’s rulers
Dec 23, 2016 Comments Off on British woman jailed in Iran must take her two-year-old daughter into prison with her or surrender custody
Dec 06, 2016 Comments Off on Human Rights – Helping Humanity Worldwide
Apr 27, 2017 Comments Off on Sanction Iran’s Regime, Add IRCG to Terrorist ListSanction Iran’s Regime, Add IRCG to Terrorist List A subtle, but dangerous force is spreading throughout the West. It has been seeping into the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Middle East, the United...
Apr 24, 2017 Comments Off on Iran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action in SyriaIran, Russia Boost Military Ties Amid U.S. Action in Syria Iran and Russia are moving closer together in their military alliance, working to boost ties and coordination in Syria and elsewhere in the region following the...
Jul 14, 2016 Comments Off on Corps’ one hundred thousand of triggered missiles in Lebanon:An official Israel-threatening by CorpsIran Briefing: Since August 7, 1979, when Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of Ramadhan as “Quds Day”, the Islamic Republic has always tried to hold an imposing ceremony by using state resources as well as requiring people’s involvement. This year’s Quds march had fundamental...