Iranian President rejects the new peace deal termed "Trump Deal"
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President's Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi stressed that his country may not accept to replace the nuclear deal of 2015 with a new agreement, or what is called a “Trump Deal”.
Being asked about Trump’s suggestion for endorsement of a new deal with Iran, called “Trump Deal”, Vaezi noted on Wednesday that "This is not the first time that the US president makes such remarks about the JCPOA but I should admit that the job [making a new deal] cannot be done.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s suggestion that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal be replaced with a new one – named after Donald Trump – received an enthusiastic response from the US president.
“Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, stated, ‘We should replace the Iran deal with the Trump deal.’ I agree!” Trump proclaimed in a tweet released Wednesday.
Earlier, Johnson said he understands American concerns over the “flawed” 2015 pact with Iran, which saw the Islamic Republic dramatically reducing its nuclear program in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions.
Reacting to recent E3 decision to activate trigger mechanism in Iran nuclear deal, Vaezi said discussing the case by Europeans in the next joint JCPOA commission can not necessarily be translated into implementation of trigger mechanism i.e. re-imposition of some sanctions on Iran.
The 3 European signatories to the JCPOA—the UK, France and Germany—triggered the investigation into Tehran's alleged breaching of the 2015 nuclear deal after Iran lifted limits on enrichment capacity over a year after the US discarded the nuclear deal and the Europeans failed to provide Tehran with any of the merits promised under the JCPOA.
Now, a fresh joint statement by Paris, Berlin and London insists Tehran had “no legal grounds to cease implementing the provisions of the agreement.”