Iran's foreign ministry: US violating nuclear deal

 Iran's foreign ministry: US violating nuclear deal

The US has been violating the nuclear deal with the world powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

In an exclusive interview with CNN, Zarif said as per the agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the IAEA is the "only accepted body to monitor the implementation of the nuclear side of the deal," adding that the nuclear agency had repeatedly confirmed Iran’s commitment to the deal.

"The IAEA has verified, I believe, seven times now since the Implementation Day that Iran has implemented the deal faithfully, fully and completely," Zarif said.

The Iranian foreign minister added that the same, however, cannot be said of the US concerning in its commitment to the deal, adding, "the United States has failed to implement its part of the bargain".

When asked to specify an instance of US non-compliance with the deal, Zarif said, "For instance, when the White House made an announcement that President Trump used his presence in Hamburg during the G20 meeting in order to dissuade leaders from other countries from engaging in business with Iran, that is a violation of not [only] the spirit, [but also] of the letter of the JCPOA."

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