Bolton, Netanyahu Luring Trump into Killing JCPOA: Zarif
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US national security adviser and Israel’s prime minister are pushing President Donald Trump to kill the JCPOA with the delusion of forcing Iran’s uranium enrichment level to “zero”.
“Bolton & Netanyahu killed Paris agreement between E3 & Iran in '05 by insisting on zero enrichment. Result? Iran increased its enrichment 100 fold by 2012. Now they've lured @realDonaldTrump into killing #JCPOA w/the same delusion. #B_Team hasn't learned. BUT THE WORLD SHOULD,” Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.
The B-Team in Zarif’s comments refers to a group of four anti-Iran hawks, namely US National Security Adviser John Bolton, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, and crown prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
In 2005, Bolton and Netanyahu acted on the same delusion to devastate a nuclear agreement that had been reached between Iran and Britain, France, and Germany in Vienna a year earlier.
Ten years later, Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, US, Britain, France, and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
The accord took effect in January 2016 and was supposed to terminate all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran all at once, but its implementation was hampered by the US policies and its eventual withdrawal from the deal.
On May 8, 2018, Trump pulled his country out of the nuclear accord.