TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) -An Iranian deputy foreign minister says Tehran has successfully foiled the US president’s attempts to undermine the 2015 multinational nuclear deal, adding Washington stands fully isolated on the diplomatic stage due to its belligerent stance on the landmark agreement.
During a TV program on Saturday, Abbas Araqchi described the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as “an international achievement,” saying the document is “non-negotiable” and should be kept intact.
Araqchi, who served as senior negotiator in the talks leading the to JCPOA, further slammed President Donald Trump’s long-running hostile campaign against the deal.
Trump, however, lost the “diplomatic battle” over the nuclear pact to Iran as the Islamic Republic managed to fully isolate the US and separate it from its European allies, the official said.
The US president on Friday extended waivers of key economic sanctions on Iran, which were lifted under the JCPOA, for another 120 days but said he was doing so “for the last time.”
Trump called on European allies and Congress to work with him to “fix the disastrous flaws” in the nuclear agreement or face a US exit.