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FM Zarif: JCPOA triumph of multilateral diplomacy

Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed US unilateralism, saying the Iran nuclear deal is still a triumph of multilateral diplomacy.

On 3rd anniversary of JCPOA, it remains a triumph of multilateral diplomacy despite US actions. While we knew US can't be trusted to keep its word�as its allies have now discovered�JCPOA proves that toxic unilateralism of Trump Admin means it can't be relied on to honor any deal, Zarif wrote in his Twitter account on Saturday.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement.

Trump also said he would reinstate the US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose the highest level of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Earlier Zarif in a message emphasized achievements made in recent JCPOA joint commission ministerial meeting held in Vienna.

Highlights of JCPOA meeting: 1. All committed to ensure Iran's benefits: US isolated; 2. Moving in right direction on concrete steps for timely implementation of commitments; 3. Iran reasserted its rights to respond to US violations if remedial measures prove insufficient, he said.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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