Iranian FM: “Bluster or threats won’t get the US a new deal”

Tehran will not agree to renegotiate or change the nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday. “Bluster or threats won’t get the US a new deal particularly as it is not honoring the deal it has already made,” he added.
Zarif Photo Credit: Screenshot from YouTube

In a video message on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that Tehran would never agree to renegotiate the nuclear deal. “Iran will not renegotiate what was agreed years ago and has been implemented ... also we will reject any ratification of it,” he said in the five-minute video that was uploaded to YouTube.

According to Zarif, Iran will respond if US President Donald Trump decides to walk away from the agreement. “Bluster or threats won’t get the US a new deal particularly as it is not honoring the deal it has already made,” he added. He also accused the US of “bullying others” to preventing businesses from returning to Iran.

Earlier today, JOL reported that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Trump to remain in the nuclear deal, claiming that leaving it will lead to “dangerous times.”

On Wednesday, Iranian Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad warned Trump against walking away from the nuclear agreement. “When the United States is out of the deal, it means that there is no deal left,” Baeidinejad told CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour in an interview on Wednesday.

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