USA not fully compliant with spirit of nuclear deal: Iranian FM Zarif

A view of Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran

A view of Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran

Iran " s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has called on the USA to reconsider its negative approach towards the nuclear deal as it is an worldwide agreement.

"We believe that the USA officials should revise the way they treat the agreement because otherwise they are not helping to let the agreement survive", said the Iranian foreign minister. Speaking to reporters upon his arrival in New York, Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that all parties to the deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), must remain committed to the terms of the agreement.

Under US law, the State Department must notify Congress every 90 days of Iran's compliance with JCPOA.

The US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the US administration has not completed the review of the JCPOA.

On Tuesday, the European Union's foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini described the historic nuclear deal with Iran as an worldwide agreement that "does not belong to one country", noting that all the parties to the deal "have the responsibility to make sure that this continues to be implemented".

The US congress has set Monday as the deadline for the president to decide whether to rectify the deal that guarantees Iran's non-nuclear weapon compliance in exchange for sanctions relief.

The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2017, one of the forums Zarif will attend, will be held based on the theme of "Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world".

Under the deal negotiated by President Barack Obama and world powers, the administration must certify to Congress every three months whether Iran is complying with an elaborate set of terms created to limit its nuclear program.

Moreover, Elena Dunaeva drew attention to the fact that the United States has not yet formed a holistic policy towards Iran. That is, Trump's current uncertain policy has led to a lot of confusion and destabilization in the Middle East region.

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