Do Not Scrap Iran Deal, UN Chief Warns

Do Not Scrap Iran Deal, UN Chief Warns

Do Not Scrap Iran Deal, UN Chief Warns

"Iran will not renegotiate what was agreed years ago and has been implemented. also we will reject any ratification of it", he said in the five-minute video that was uploaded to YouTube.

Tehran will not agree to renegotiate or change the nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday.

Macron visited Washington last week in the hope of persuading Trump not to re-impose sanctions on Iran before a May 12 deadline, thereby imperilling the 2015 deal.

Meanwhile, a foreign policy advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Thursday Iran would withdraw from the deal if Trump follows through on his threat to pull out of the accord.

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A presentation by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday about what he said was documentary evidence of Tehran's past nuclear arms program could give Trump a fresh argument to withdraw, even though United Nations inspectors say Iran has complied with the terms of the deal.

The hawkish premier claimed that he had new "proof" via captured documents that Iran had developed a nuclear weapons plan, which could be activated at any time.

Citing Iran's missile program and its role in Middle East conflicts, Trump has ridiculed the nuclear agreement reached under his predecessor as "flawed" and a "disaster".

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has urged Donald Trump not to walk away from an worldwide deal created to prevent Iran acquiring nuclear weapons.

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Johnson defended "verification provisions" in the landmark deal with Iran and "intrusive inspections" by the IAEA as good reasons to keep the agreement in place. "We face risky times". "So I think we should separate things".

There is a chance Trump might choose to keep the United States in the worldwide pact under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, in part because of "alliance maintenance" with France and to save face for French President Emmanuel Macron, who met Trump last week and urged him to stay in, the source said.

"I don't know what the U.S. president will decide on the 12th of May", Macron told reporters while on a visit to Australia. "Iran accepts the nuclear agreement as it has been prepared and will not accept adding or removing anything", he said. Iran maintained that it had only been pursuing nuclear energy.

Iran has denied ever seeking nuclear weapons and accuses its arch-foe Israel of stirring up world suspicions against it.

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One of the main sticking points has to do with the "sunsets", where the United States in effect wishes to find a way to extend some of the limits on Iran's nuclear program beyond their expiration dates under the agreement. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called into question the legitimacy of the USA and Israel making moves to have the deal scrapped after it gained the consensus of five world powers in 2015 in what was widely regarded at the time as a significant diplomatic victory in the global community.

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