Zarif: US can only blame itself for ending talks with Iran
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US should blame itself for ending talks with Iran when it left the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)
"Iran & US had 2 yrs of talks. With EU/E3+Russia+China, we produced a unique multilateral accord—the JCPOA. It’s been working. US can only blame itself for pulling out & leaving the table. Threats, sanctions & PR stunts won’t work. Try respect: for Iranians & for int'l commitments," Zarif wrote on Twitter on Tuesday.
The remarks were made one day after US President Donald Trump announced that was willing to meet with Iranians without preconditions, IRNA reported.
On Monday night, Trump said he is ready to meet his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, "any time they want to." "It’s good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world. No preconditions. If they want to meet, I’ll meet," the US president said.