Tehran may quit nuclear deal in coming weeks

Tehran may quit nuclear deal in coming weeks

Iran can withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the coming weeks, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said.

"Iran’s patience is running out, and it can withdraw from the nuclear deal in the coming weeks," Tasnim News Agency cited the minister as saying. 

He noted that "the prospects for negotiations with Europeans continue to be vague and may not lead to a joint solution to preserve the JCPOA."

The diplomat stressed that nevertheless, Iran hopes that Europe will be able to meet it halfway, and Tehran will not have to quit the deal. "Today most Iranians do not trust Europe, and Europeans should do their best to deserve these people’s trust. The Iranians say the United States’ withdrawal from the nuclear deal is the Good Cop, Bad Cop game, with Europe playing the role of a good cop," Araghchi concluded.

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