TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - In an interview with CNN on Monday, Mohammad Nahavandian said that the US President lost a new opportunity to initiate a constructive cooperation, referring to Trump’s refusal to verify the JCPOA deal.
“Renegotiation is impossible because… neither Iran nor Europeans, China, and Russia would participate in any renegotiation of the JCPOA,” Nahavandian told CNN, referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, as the nuclear deal is officially called.
He said Iran would remain committed to the deal “as long as all other parties are supporting” it and Tehran “sees that benefits of this agreement are in place.”
“But if the result of the new American stance would be negating the effects of the agreement, Iran will rethink the position,” concluded the Iranian vice-president for economic affairs.
On Friday, US President Donald Trump delivered an anti-Iran speech in which he said he would not be certifying Iran’s compliance with the terms of the JCPOA under a domestic American law, kicking a decision to Congress over whether to restore sanctions against the Islamic Republic.