Connect with us

Foreign

Iranian Govt rejects any change to nuclear deal

Published

on

Iranian President

Government of Iran has rejected any modification of its nuclear deal with world powers after US President Donald Trump demanded tough new measures to keep the agreement alive.

Iran “will not accept any amendments in this agreement, be it now or in the future, and it will not allow any other issues to be linked to the JCPOA,” the foreign ministry on Saturday said in a statement, using the 2015 deal’s technical name.

Trump again waived nuclear-related sanctions on Friday — as required every few months to stay in the agreement — but demanded European partners work with the United States to “fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw”.

He said the new deal should curb Iran’s missile programme and include permanent restrictions on Iran’s nuclear plants, removing expiration dates due to kick in after a decade.

But Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the 2015 deal could not be renegotiated.

“JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating tired rhetoric, US must bring itself into full compliance — just like Iran,” Zarif tweeted immediately after Trump’s speech.

The statement from his ministry further criticised new sanctions on 14 individuals announced by the US Treasury on Friday over human rights issues and Iran’s missile programme.

In particular, placing judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani on the sanctions list “crossed all red lines of conduct in the international community… and the government of the United States will bear responsibility for all the consequences of this hostile move”.

Iran argues that continued US sanctions on non-nuclear areas such as human rights and missile testing have effectively barred Iran from gaining many of the financial benefits expected from the deal.

Zarif has said Trump’s aggressive stance on the deal and Iran generally have also violated the commitment to “refrain from any policy specifically intended to directly and adversely affect the normalisation of trade and economic relations with Iran” in the accord.

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Latest News

Metro43 mins ago

Ikupolati resume as new NYSC Director in Kwara

A new State Coordinator for the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC), has resumed in Kwara State. She is Mrs. Esther Tosin...

Politics1 hour ago

EXCLUSIVE…… Kwara PDP stakeholders set to take major decision tomorrow

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in Kwara State have held a stakeholders meeting to determine the next line...

Politics2 hours ago

BREAKING….. Benue Gov dumps APC

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has declared that he is no longer a member of the All Progressives...

news2 hours ago

Kwara, Japan to facilitate student exchange programme

The Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad has disclosed that efforts are in top gear...

Politics2 hours ago

EXPOSED….. Why Buhari can’t jail Goje—Sule Lamido

A presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Sule Lamido has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari for visiting Senator...

Politics5 hours ago

Wike faults conduct of Ekiti gubernatorial poll

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has described what transpired during the Ekiti governorship election as the worst political robbery...

Politics20 hours ago

Kwara APC berate Dep. Publicity Sec. over attack on Saraki

Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has cautioned Yekini Nabena, the Deputy National Publicity...

Politics21 hours ago

Obasanjo sends letter to Fayemi (READ DETAILS)

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday congratulated Ekiti State Governor-Elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi. Below is the congratulatory letter addressed to...

Politics21 hours ago

PDP rejects results of Ekiti governorship election

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the Saturday Ekiti State governorship election as declared by the Independent National...

Politics22 hours ago

REVEALED……How PDP can win Osun guber poll—Oyinlola

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State,Prince Abimbola Oyinlola, has lamented the loss the party suffered at...

Advertisement

Copyright © 2017 Royal News.

%d bloggers like this: