US must meet own obligations, says Iranian Foreign Minister

US must meet own obligations, says Iranian Foreign Minister

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged Washington to honor its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The top Iranian diplomat on his Twitter account also denounced fresh accusations leveled by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson against the Islamic Republic. 

“Worn-out US accusations can't mask its admission of Iran's compliance w/ JCPOA, obligating US to change course & fulfill its own commitments,” Zarif said. 

The remarks come after Tillerson accused Iran of “intensifying multiple conflicts and undermining US interests in countries such as Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Lebanon.”

One day earlier, the top US diplomat acknowledged that the Iranians had met the terms of the nuclear agreement.

Iran and the P5+1 countries — the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany — signed the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

The UN Security Council later unanimously endorsed a resolution that effectively turned the JCPOA into international law.

The International Atomic Energy Agency has on multiple occasions verified Iran’s adherence to its commitments under the JCPOA. 

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