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JCPOA modification by US, Europe speculations: Iran

Tehran, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the reports by media on any effort by the Americans and Europeans to modify the nuclear deal signed by Tehran and the five members of the UN security council plus Germany are just speculations.

The nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in 2015 under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for economic sanctions relief.

Despite frequent reports by UN nuclear watchdog on Iran's full compliance with the deal, President Trump has vowed to kill it unless 'disasterous flaws are fixed'.

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said in his weekly press conference that he is unaware of any meeting held between US and Europe on the deal.

'JCPOA is an issue between Iran and the group known as 5+1, and the reports by media on modification the deal by the Americans and Europeans are just speculations,' he said.

Speaking on a recent tour by Foreign Minister Zarif to four African and South American countires, he said that the countries, particularly Brazil, are of high capacities, but, 'It takes time for agreements to be implemented, and this is an inherent characteristic of technical and economic cooperation.'

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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