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Zarif Urges the World to Stand Up to US Bullying

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that each and every member of the international community is duty-bound to stand up to US law-breaking behavior and bullying.

Mohammad Javad Zarif

In letters to his counterparts last week, Zarif called for international condemnation of US illegal and unilateral acts such as its exit from Iran nuclear with G5+1 known as the Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA].

"Illegal withdrawal of the US government from the JCPOA, especially bullying methods used by this government to bring other governments in line, has discredited the rule of law while challenging the principles of the UN Charter and efficiency of international bodies," Zarif stated.

He added that the US withdrawal from the JCPOA was its biggest effort to weaken the nuclear accord and the UN Resolution 2231, adopted in July 2015 to endorse the historic deal.

Zarif reiterated that the agreement's scope, regulations and time frame were the outcome of 'accurate, sensitive and balanced multilateral' talks and it is impossible to make any change or hold new negotiations about them.

Earlier on May 8, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement, reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - plus Germany.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose 'the highest level' of economic bans on Tehran.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Zarif said the conclusion of the JCPOA put an end to an 'unnecessary crisis' which lasted for more than one decade.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team