May 27, 2018 18:46 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Sep 18, 2019 15:34 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iranian FM Zarif:

Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif , said the new US strategies vis-a-vis Iran, will leave the United States more isolated than ever before.

Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with members of Majlis (the Iranian Parliament) diplomacy and national interests faction.

He referred to Iran nuclear deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a great achievement for Iran which has been ratified by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

When nuclear talks started, an international consensus supported it, he said, adding that despite the US withdrawal from the deal just three Persian Gulf littoral states and the Zionist regime of Israel are against the JCPOA.

He reiterated that demands made by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in relation to Iran were not logical.

Despite the broad support of other countries for the JCPOA, we know that some supports are due to show opposition against violators of the international agreements.

He went on to say that relations in international arena are based on interests and trust or lack of trust has no place.If Europe still supports Iran nuclear deal it is because of its interest, Zarif said, adding that Iran will stay in the JCPOA if it received enough guarantees. 

'We should try to remove obstacles on international banking and financial cooperation to reject US and enemies’ pretexts,' he said.

He also pointed to modifying anti-money laundering law, Iran accession to The United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.

Trump announced US withdrawal from the JCPOA on May 8 and vowed to reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose “the highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

EU powers have scrambled to save the JCPOA and protect their businesses in Iran against the US sanctions.