January 08 2018 16:58:00
Iran warns world to prepare for US nuke deal withdrawal
TEHRAN – Agence France-Presse,hurriet
Iran warned the world on Jan. 8 to prepare for the possible withdrawal of the United States from the landmark nuclear deal agreed in 2015.
“The international community must be prepared for the U.S. possibly pulling out of the JCPOA,” said deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi, using the technical name for the nuclear deal.
Iran signed the accord in 2015 with six world powers, agreeing to curb its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of many international sanctions.
U.S. President Donald Trump openly despises the deal — a central foreign policy achievement of his predecessor Barack Obama — but has so far continued to waive the nuclear-related sanctions at regular intervals as required to stay in compliance.
The next deadline for Trump to waive sanctions falls on Jan. 12.