Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the United States is the side who broke the nuclear deal, stressing that Washington must “remedy its wrong” and then Tehran will respond.
In a tweet on Tuesday, the top Iranian diplomat wondered why Iran “should show good will gesture first?”
Why on earth should Iran—a country that stood firm & defeated 4 years of a brutal US economic terrorism imposed in violation of JCPOA & UNSC Resolution—show goodwill gesture first?
It was the US that broke the deal—for no reason. It must remedy its wrong; then Iran will respond.
— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) January 26, 2021
Earlier on Tuesday, Zarif underscored that Tehran will resume full compliance with the nuclear deal- officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action- if the US lifts its sanctions against Iran.
“If these problems are solved, then we will come back to comply fully with the JCPOA. We will welcome the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspectors just as the protocol says […]. If the United States remove sanctions we will come back to comply with the agreement in full”, Zarif said at a press conference, held after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow.