Iranian Foreign Ministry: Trump may renegotiate JCPOA

Iranian Foreign Ministry: Trump may renegotiate JCPOA

US President Donald Trump to try and renegotiate the nuclear accord, heralding “difficult days” ahead for the Islamic Republic, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

“I believe Trump may try to renegotiate. So, we will have difficult days ahead," Bloomberg cited Zarif as saying.

Zarif, in remarks published by the Tehran-based newspaper Ettelaat, said that neither Iran nor other signatories will accept reexamining the 2015 landmark accord that lifted a host of sanctions on Iran in return for curbing its nuclear program.

Trump said during the presidential campaign that he wants to “tear up” or renegotiate the terms of the deal he called “a disaster.” While he hasn’t repeated these statements since stepping into the White House, his administration on Friday imposed sanctions against a list of entities accused of having ties to Iran’s missile program after Tehran carried out a ballistic missile test.