Iran Foreign Minister: If US Wants New Nuclear Concessions, We Do Too

Zarif, who was educated in the United States, spoke with The New York Times, a day after he conferred privately with counterparts from the six countries that negotiated the deal with Iran – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States – on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings in New York.

Foreign ministers of Group 77 and China meeting on the fringes of the UN General Assembly in NY unanimously adopted a statement supporting the Iran nuclear agreement.

The Trump administration has desperately sought a pretext to scrap or weaken the 2015 deal and get rid of the limits the deal imposes on the U.S. ability to pursue more hostile policies against Iran.

Washington has repeatedly criticized the deal.

Federica Mogherini, the European Union foreign policy chief, said on September 18 that the Iran deal belonged to the entire world, not just the United States.

Speaking to reporters after a high-level meeting on Syria in New York, Zarif had said Iran will assist the Syrian nation in reconstructing their country after the war, in the same way that it contributed to the delivery of humanitarian aids to the Arab state amid the crisis.

It the statement, foreign ministers of 134 countries described the Iran nuclear deal as a real and constructive model.

In an interview, the foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said that would mean Iran would retake possession of the stockpile of nuclear fuel it shipped to Russian Federation when the accord took effect.

Zarif and Aman stressed the importance of reinforcing unity in the Muslim world to solve the crises in Yemen, Myanmar and Syria through peaceful approaches.

G77 member states unanimously adopted the final communique of the annual meeting of foreign ministers of the Group of 77 and China in NY on September 22.

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