Iran’s Zarif says nuclear pact not dead, wary of ‘Trump deal’



Iran’s foreign minister said on Wednesday an existing nuclear deal the country struck with world powers was not dead and that he was unsure if any new pact agreed by United States President Donald Trump would last.
“The United States didn’t implement (the existing deal’s) […] commitments, now it has withdrawn […] I had a US deal and the US broke it. If I have a Trump deal, how long will it last?” Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a security conference in New Delhi.
Trump’s administration abandoned the pact aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear programme in 2018 and has since reimposed economic sanctions on Tehran.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Tuesday for Trump to replace the 2015 deal with his own new pact to ensure Iran did not get an atomic weapon.
The US president said in a tweet he agreed with Johnson on the need for a “Trump deal”.– Reuters