Iran FM: withdrawal from JCPOA to be painful for US

Iran FM: withdrawal from JCPOA to be painful for US

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has certain characteristics that make it difficult to withdraw from it, spokesman for Iran's Foreign Ministry Bahram Qasemi said.

"Iran won't be the first to pull out of, but if it's not beneficial to Iranians, we will make the necessary decisions. We should wait and see what the US will decide on May 12," IRNA cited the spokesman as saying.

Qasemi noted that since Donald Trump took office, he has talked about pulling the US out of deal, but it is not going to be easy for them; "the act will be painful for the US and will end in remorse."

Saying that all the scenarios have been predicted, he added that "the US will pay if it quits the deal, which will result in further lack of the world's confidence in them." 

The spokesman also said the US' disloyalty is nothing new, but their pulling out of Iran deal will make it more clear that no country can trust the US.