Iran's FM urges U.S. administration to remove sanctions
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday that Iran is losing patience with the new U.S. administration's "recent signals to retain illegal sanctions" on the Islamic republic, Press TV reported.
Zarif criticized the United States for what he called "not moving fast to rectify wrong steps" taken under former president Donald Trump, saying that "the more they hesitate, the more the United States will lose."
If the new U.S. administration do not distance itself from the policies of its predecessor, it would be "dangerous" for the United States, he said.
The Iranian foreign minister urged Washington to get back to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by honoring its commitments.
Zarif also noted that Iran's reduction of its nuclear commitments was a reaction to the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal in 2018. Iran has had to take "compensatory measures" in the face of U.S. failure to adhere to its commitments, he said.
"We will stop our compensatory measures (reducing the nuclear commitment) as soon as they (the U.S. administration) return to the JCPOA," he stressed.