Officials say nuke deal is not renegotiable
TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian officials, responding to President Trump’s call to revise the nuclear agreement, said they would reject any changes to the 2015 deal, saying it was “not renegotiable.”
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, wrote Saturday on Twitter that the nuclear agreement between Iran, the United States and other world powers was “a solid multilateral agreement” that Trump was “maliciously violating.”
Trump on Friday, once again, reluctantly signed waivers crucial to keep the agreement in place, but he also demanded that European allies agree to rewrite the nuclear deal within 120 days or else he would kill it.
Trump also announced new sanctions, including against the chief of Iran’s hard-line dominated judiciary, Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli-Larijani, for his involvement in punishing protesters who participated in anti-government rallies this month.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry said Saturday that the Trump administration had “crossed a red line of international behavior” by imposing sanctions against Amoli-Larijani.