Don't Attempt to 'Make America Great Again' - Iran
Iran Foreign Minister M. Javad Zarif
Iran Foreign Minister M. Javad Zarif

By Alankar Srivastava

Despite US President-elect Donald Trump’s vowing to scrap the nuclear agreement, Iran does not believe the landmark deal is in jeopardy, the country’s Foreign Minister M. Javad Zarif said.

At a seminar organised by the Delhi-based think-tank Observer Research Foundation (ORF) in New Delhi, Foreign Minister M. Javad Zarif said, “The nuclear agreement is not a bilateral agreement but a multilateral agreement that came after everything failed. I don’t think that the nuclear deal is in jeopardy”.

“We have said that if they go back to sanctions then we will not consider ourselves bound by these agreements. Our options are wide open. We prepared this mutually accepted decision,” he said.

Iran foreign minister didn’t mince words, and blamed the growth of radicalisation in the region on foreign occupation, intervention and the use of the military might by the US, especially its invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and Iraq in 2003.

“That is why I hope people don’t attempt to make America great again. This perception is inherently wrong,” he said.

He also attacked the idea that building a wall could help a country safeguard its environment or security. “The environment and security are global,” he added.

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