Iranian Spokesman: Trump Most Likely to Leave JCPOA

Iranian Spokesman: Trump Most Likely to Leave JCPOA

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Spokesman for the Iranian Administration Mohammad Baqer Nobakht said it is highly probable that US President Donald Trump would withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

“The ... president of the United States is ready to leave the JCPOA from May 12 and he will most likely do so,” Nobakht said in the northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Wednesday.

Iran should get prepared for the conditions created after the collapse of the nuclear agreement, the spokesman noted.

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 International Atomic Energy Agency (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.

Donald 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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