Nuclear deal going ahead regardless of Trump’s move

TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (MNA) – In an interview with CBS News on Sat., Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif said all other signatories to the nuclear agreement are standing solidly with Iran against Trump’s anti-JCPOA position.

In an interview with CBS News correspondent reporting from Tehran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif stressed that he was not disappointed by US President Trump's announcement on Iran's nuclear deal, calling the deal “a triumph of diplomacy because all the deal's other signatories are standing solidly with Iran.”

As far as they're concerned, the deal is going ahead, he added.

Zarif went on to maintain, however, that Donald Trump's move to decertify the Obama-era deal will undermine US credibility internationally.

"Nobody else will trust any US administration to engage in any long-term negotiation because the length of any commitment, the duration of any commitment from now on with any US administration would be the remainder of the term of that president," Zarif said. 

When asked about other potential fallout from the White House's change of position like Boeing's ambition to sell Iran 80 new planes - a deal worth billions - he said as far he's concerned, Iran has no quarrel with American businesses.

Asked whether he had given up on trying to establish better relations with the current US administration, Zarif said "I believe the Trump administration is closing its eyes on the realities of our region. We believe it will be important for the United States, for the Trump administration to exercise a reset in its cognitive disorder with regard to our region.” 

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