Nuclear Program

Zarif Says Leaving Nuclear Deal Option for Iran If U.S. Acts

Iran would consider withdrawing from the nuclear deal if the U.S. tries to re-impose sanctions eased as a result of the July 2015 accord, the country’s foreign minister said. Mohammad Javad Zarif said on state television that Friday’s statements by President Donald Trump betrayed an “absence of any strategy” on Iran. He reiterated that Iran’s defense and missiles programs would never be subject to negotiation.

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