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Iraqi FM says US exit from JCPOA, ‘sheer folly’

Baghdad, The US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal and its move to relocate American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Holy Quds were 'sheer folly' which practically led to damaging Washington's prestige, Iraqi foreign minister said here on Wednesday.

'Every country's credibility relies on how much it is loyal to the international agreements and commitments,' Ibrahim al-Jaafari told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in the Iraqi capital city.

'An agreement which the whole world has been witness to its signature cannot be ignored and annulled overnight with a twist of the wrist,' al-Jaafari said while referring to the US May 8 exit from the Iran Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Expressing regret over the decision made unilaterally by the US as one of the world powers, the senior Iraqi diplomat stressed that Washington should be loyal to the Iran Deal.

According to reports, many world powers, including Russia, China, and the European Union have voiced their opposition to the US President Donald Trump's decision.

US stance on JCPOA was weak and incorrect, al-Jaafari said expressing hope that Washington would revise the decision and make up for its mistake.

He went on to say that the US stance on the Iran Deal and also its move to relocate American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Holy Quds will have bad effects on the Iraqi situation and the entire region as well.

He, at the end, called on the US to move in line with other world countries which are after peace, security and justice.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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