Iran will not be bullied by the United States into renegotiating the multilateral nuclear deal, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said, as another senior diplomat warned US withdrawal from the pact will result in its termination. "Iran stands firm in the face of futile attempts at bullying," Zarif said in a recorded message on Thursday. "If the US continues to violate the agreement, or if it withdraws altogether, we will exercise our right to respond in a manner of our choosing," he said referring to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He also rejected efforts to renegotiate the deal saying: "We will neither outsource our security, nor will we renegotiate or add on to a deal we have already implemented in good faith." Zarif added only the US "will have to accept responsibility" for the consequences of not honouring its commitment to the deal.
May-3-2018, 14:35:08 GMT