Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says in case of Washington’s exit from 2015 nuclear deal Iran has widespread choices within and out of JCPOA to make that will definitely make the US regret.
Speaking to reporters upon arrival in New York Thursday night to participate in the UN General Assembly meeting on sustaining peace, Zarif said the wrong policies of the US could drag the region to a very dangerous point particularly in Syria.
Zarif said his presence in New York would provide him with an opportunity to hold talks with some think tanks, media outlets, editors-in-chief and political elites outside the US administration.
Referring to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and G5+1, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and a possible US exit from the deal, Zarif the Islamic Republic will certainly act based on its interests and has numerous choices both within and out of the JCPOA to make.
“Definitely, the measures the Islamic Republic will take and the reaction the international community will show will be very unpleasant for the Americans,” the Iranian foreign minister said.
US President Donald Trump is to announce his decision on the JCPOA and extension of sanctions waiver on May 12. Trump had announced in January that the US would not stay in the deal unless it was modified.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has announced time and again that the JCPOA is not negotiable and not even a single line can be dropped from or added to the deal.
During his six-day stay in New York, the Iranian foreign minister is also scheduled to meet UN Secretary General António Guterres and some of his counterparts besides delivering a speech at the US Council on Foreign Relations.