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Iran: All options on the table regarding nuclear deal

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi Bahram Qassemi [Palestine & The Revolutions/Facebook]
Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi [File photo]

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said yesterday that the Islamic Republic has put all options on the table with regards to the nuclear agreement signed with the P5+1 countries, Iranian news agency IRNA reported.

As the deadline set by the US to impose nuclear and non-nuclear sanctions on Iran approaches, Qassemi said: “We have to wait for their decision; as far as Iran’s stance, we have made the necessary predictions about any scenario and all options for different situations are on the table, depending on what the United States decides to do.”

“Given the nature of the nuclear agreement and the fact that it is an international commitment, the US administration is obliged to implement the nuclear agreement, and any unreasonable behaviour by them will be faced with firm and strong response by the Islamic Republic,” he said, adding that “the measures prepared by the Islamic Republic will make the US administration regret its action.”

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Qassemi said that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and the foreign ministers of Germany, Britain and France will meet at the end of the week in Brussels to discuss the nuclear deal.

Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview with the Associated Press on Friday that the law, which obliges the United States to abide by the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran will be amended next week or shortly thereafter.

He added that President Donald Trump had said that he would “amend or dismiss” the nuclear deal.

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