Iran’s Foreign Minister warned today that Teheran has “other options” if newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump were to follow through on his past statements and work to cancel the nuclear agreement signed between the world powers and Iran.
An Iranian missile defense system. Archives Photo Credit: Channel 2 News
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stated today (Thursday) that though Iran sees “all the sides as obligated to the nuclear agreement,” Teheran has “other options” if this doesn’t happen. Zarif’s statements were made in response to previous claims made by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that if he became president, he would act to cancel the agreement signed between the world powers and Iran.
“Our options are obviously not limited, but our preferred hope and desire is to see the full implementation of the nuclear agreement,” Zarif stated during a press conference in Slovakia, reiterating Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s message that “one side cannot cancel the agreement.” Yesterday, as reported on JOL News, Rouhani clarified that “the historic agreement with the world powers cannot be undone by a single government.” In an interview on Iranian television, Rouhani claimed that Washington’s international status has been weakened lately “due to its recent policies,” adding that the election results “indicate that its instability will continue for a long time.”
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Throughout his election campaign, Trump severely criticized the nuclear agreement on several occasions and promised to cancel it once elected president. Meanwhile, the Obama administration clarified that it remains committed to ensuring that the agreement is respected by all parties involved.