Israeli PM Playing Childish Game: Iran’s Deputy FM

Israeli PM Playing Childish Game: Iran’s Deputy FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is playing a baseless childish, naive game.

"What we saw from Netanyahu was nothing but a childish and ridiculous show," Araqchi told Press TV on Monday, adding that it was also a repeat of Netanyahu's speeches in the past.   

Earlier in the day Netanyahu delivered a televised address in which he accused Iran of violating the JCPOA. “That is just not an acceptable situation. They’re not sitting back idly. They’re setting off missiles, which they say are for television purposes. I don’t think so,” he said.

Netanyahu also alleged that Iran had intensified its efforts to hide its "secret files" and that it took them to a highly secret location in Tehran.

Araqchi said that such allegations against Tehran have already been proven wrong by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Araqchi added that the Israeli prime minister is trying to affect US President Donald Trump's upcoming decision about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)

He further stressed that Iran does not care about Netanyahu's allegations.

The deputy foreign minister went on to say that Tehran is prepared for any scenario caused by the US president regarding the future of the JCPOA.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) reached the 159-page nuclear agreement in July 2015 and started to implement it in January 2016.

Ever since the deal took effect, the IAEA has confirmed Iran’s compliance with the JCPOA in all quarterly reports, but some other parties, especially the US, have failed to live up to their undertakings.

Trump in January set a 120-day deadline for US lawmakers and European allies to “fix” his predecessor Barack Obama’s main foreign policy achievement or face a US exit.

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