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World Iran's foreign minister warns of 'unpleasant' consequences if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal

20:36  22 april  2018
20:36  22 april  2018 Source:   cnn.com

Iran warns of 'unpleasant' response if U.S. drops nuclear deal: TV

  Iran warns of 'unpleasant' response if U.S. drops nuclear deal: TV Iran warned the United States on Thursday of "unpleasant" consequences if Washington pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, Iranian state TV reported. "Iran has several options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal. Tehran's reaction to America's withdrawal of the deal will be unpleasant," TV quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on his arrival in New York.Under Iran's settlement with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program to satisfy the powers that it could not be used to develop atomic bombs.

Iran ' s foreign minister warned that President Donald Trump 's threats to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement send a "very dangerous message" about the wisdom of negotiating a deal with the United States.

“ Iran has several options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal . Tehran’ s reaction to America' s withdrawal of the deal will be unpleasant ,” State TV quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying, upon his arrival in New York. President Donald Trump ’ s sustained attacks on

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif takes part in a press conference at Necessidades Palace in Lisbon on April 15, 2015 after a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart. Iran has proposed a peace plan for Yemen that calls for a ceasefire followed by talks by all sides that would be mediated by foreigners, Iranian Foreign Minister said yesterday. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images) © PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif takes part in a press conference at Necessidades Palace in Lisbon on April 15, 2015 after a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart. Iran has proposed a peace plan for Yemen that calls for a ceasefire followed by talks by all sides that would be mediated by foreigners, Iranian Foreign Minister said yesterday. AFP PHOTO / PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA (Photo credit should read PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran's foreign minister warned that President Donald Trump's threats to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement send a "very dangerous message" about the wisdom of negotiating a deal with the United States.

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Iran ’ s foreign minister warned that Tehran was ready to resume its nuclear program “at a much greater speed” if the US violates the In January, Trump stated that he was certifying the JCPOA for the “last” time and warned he would pull out of the deal unless its “terrible flaws” were fixed.

Iranian Foreign Minister says there will be unpleasant consequences if Trump pulls out of 2015 nuclear deal .

Speaking to reporters in New York, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United States has failed to implement its side of the nuclear pact between Iran and six major powers. Under the deal, which went into force in January 2016 when President Barack Obama was still in office, Iran agreed to put limits on parts of its nuclear program in exchange for the termination of all nuclear-related sanctions.

"That's a very dangerous message to send to people of Iran, but also to the people of the world -- that you should never come to an agreement with the United States because at the end of the day, the operating principle of the United States is 'what's mine is mine, what's yours is negotiable,'" he said. "The situation is creating an impression globally that agreements don't matter."

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Iran warned the United States on Thursday of " unpleasant " consequences if Washington pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal , Iranian state TV Tehran’ s reaction to America’ s withdrawal of the deal will be unpleasant ,” TV quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying on

Zarif, in town to attend meetings at the United Nations, said if Washington leaves the deal, Iran has many options to consider, including complaining through a dispute mechanism set up in the agreement, simply leaving the deal and restarting its nuclear activities, or more "drastic measures," which he declined to specify.

"We will make a decision based on our national security interests when the times comes," he said. "But whatever that decision will be, it won't be very pleasant to the United States."

Trump has been a vocal critic of the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. In January, he decided to stick with the deal temporarily, but gave the Europeans a May 12 deadline to fix what he called its "terrible flaws."

Zarif made clear Iran had no intention of accepting new concessions.

Tehran maintains its nuclear program was peaceful, and Zarif said if Iran resumed its nuclear activities, it would not be for the purpose of developing a nuclear weapon. He noted that CIA Director Mike Pompeo recently said in testimony at his confirmation hearing to become secretary of state that Iran was not "racing towards a bomb."

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President Donald Trump is expected to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on May 12. Tehran signed the Joint force in Lebanon, and may strengthen its position at elections on May 6. For the moment, the group is working with its political opponents, notably Prime Minister Saad

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Iran warned the United States on Thursday of " unpleasant " consequences if Washington pulls out " Iran has several options if the United States leaves the nuclear deal . Tehran' s reaction to America' s withdrawal of the deal will be unpleasant

"America never should have feared Iran producing a nuclear bomb, but we will pursue vigorously our nuclear enrichment. If they want to fear anything, it's up to them," Zarif said.

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will both visit Washington in the next week, where they will try to convince Trump to remain in the deal. Zarif showed little optimism about such efforts, saying "to try to appease the President would be an exercise in futility."

"If the European countries want to preserve the deal they have to make it sustainable for Iran ... they need to impose pressure on the United States in order to compel the US, encourage the US to implement what it undertook under the deal," Zarif said. "Unfortunately, it hasn't been doing that."

The foreign minister accused the US of doing everything in its power to prevent Iran from engaging economically with the rest of the world, blocking Tehran from benefiting from the easing of sanctions under the deal.

"I don't think that a country that has been in breach for at least the last 15 months is in a position to make any new demands," he said.

Iran rejects Trump-Macron nuclear proposals

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President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran on Tuesday, moving to re-impose sanctions on Iran and defying Senior officials from France, Germany, the UK and EU met Abbas Araghchi, Iran ’ s deputy foreign minister , in Brussels on Tuesday for talks on how

President Trump said pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal sends a message that “the United States no longer makes empty threats.”CreditCreditDoug Mr. Trump won strong backing from Saudi Arabia and Israel, whose leader, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, hailed him for a “historic move” and

Zarif also said it was "highly unlikely" that Iran would stay inside the agreement if the US effectively pulled out.

"It's very important for Iran to receive the benefits of the agreement," he said. "There's no way that Iran would do a one-sided implementation of it."

Zarif said that his country would be open to negotiations with the US over a prisoner swap if the Trump administration showed more respect toward Iran. In 2016, after months of secret talks between Iranian and US officials, Iran released four Americans in exchange for the US releasing seven Iranians in American jails.

Currently, five Americans are being held in Iran, including 81-year old Baquer Namazi, who is in failing health.

Zarif said many prisoners are being held in the US and elsewhere at Washington's request.

He also questioned claims by Western governments that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against the Damascus suburb of Douma earlier this month, saying there was insufficient evidence to reach such a conclusion. He defended the Iranian presence in Syria, but denied having any Iranian bases inside the country and said his nation's presence was limited to military advisers stationed inside Syrian bases.

IAEA declines to directly address Netanyahu's Iran accusations .
The U.N. atomic watchdog declined to directly address the Israeli leader's accusations that Iran was breaching its landmark nuclear deal.Netanyahu on Monday stepped up pressure on the United States to pull out of the 2015 deal, presenting what he called evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program. Iran is known to have had a weapons program until 2003; analysts and diplomats said he appeared to be recycling old accusations.

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