Official discusses nuclear pact
Iran’s foreign minister said that Tehran would be able to return to its nuclear activities if the West withdraws from a pact that is to be completed in June.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, said in a TV interview that Iran has the power to take “corresponding action” and “will be able to return” its nuclear program to the same level if the other side fails to honor the agreement.
“All parties to the agreement can stop their actions in case of violation of the agreement by the other party,” Zarif said.
Zarif said the framework nuclear deal announced Thursday in Switzerland by Iran and six world powers was not binding until a final agreement is worked out by a June 30 deadline. His remarks appear aimed at reassuring hard-liners.
Zarif said Iran is “committed” to implementing its part of any final agreement providing Western countries fulfill their promises. He said Iran wants to have a “moderate, constructive and proud presence” in the world.