Iranian FM: US Fails to Implement Provisions of Iran Nuclear Deal

Iran's foreign ministry US violating nuclear deal

Iran's foreign ministry US violating nuclear deal

Trump believes that the Iranian nuclear deal has been ineffective and, therefore, must be revised. "As a result, the president, the secretary of state and the entire administration judge that Iran is unquestionably in default of the spirit of the JCPOA", the official said.

He also criticized Saudi Arabia, a USA ally and rival in the Mideast, saying Arab states primarily "have been incapable" of addressing the basic needs of their people which has given rise to anger, resentment and incitement. "The US needs to start holding up its end".

"A senior administration told reporters that the administration will certify to Congress that Iran is meeting the provisions of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but stressed that it plans to take a broader approach to combat Iran's other "malign activities", including additional sanction for Iran's actions outside the scope of the nuclear deal".

The senior administration official said the Trump administration meant to employ a strategy that would "address the totality of Iran's malign behavior" and not just focus on the Iran nuclear agreement.

The key issue with the United States, he said, is over sanctions against Iran that the agreement requires to be lifted and the sanctions that remain on Iran over human rights, terrorism and other issues. "Unfortunately, the same can not be said about the United States".

The administration is also looking at ways to strengthen the nuclear deal and more strictly enforce it, the official said, citing concerns that the deal over time would let Iran openly pursue industrial-scale nuclear fuel enrichment.

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It followed weekend ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the abortive coup in which about 250 people were killed and almost 2,200 more injured.

As a result, he said, the Office of Foreign Asset Control "has been reluctant to provide straight-forward answers to those who want to do business with Iran because it was anxious that a straight-forward answer would undermine the sanctions" that haven't been lifted.

But he left open the possibility of changing that perception, saying: "I think that can be remedied". "Unfortunately, we can not say the same about the United States", IRNA quoted Zarif as saying. "So we don't know which one to interpret in what way".

The nuclear deal stipulated a gradual lifting of the economic and diplomatic sanctions previously imposed on Iran in exchange for Tehran maintaining the strictly peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

Iran denies seeking nuclear arms.

He said Iran was not designing missiles to carry nuclear warheads, which is banned under the nuclear deal, and that the country's missiles were only for self defense.

The foreign minister also offered to do "all it takes from my side" to address, on humanitarian grounds, the case of a Chinese-American sentenced to 10 years in prison and that of other United States detainees.

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