Iran's foreign minister has accused U.S. President Donald Trump of showing "bad faith" over the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.
Trump "always wanted to kill" the deal, Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on
August 10, adding, "To avoid isolation, he's trying to blame it on Iran."
"Bad faith on top of U.S. violating the letter & spirit" of the agreement, he also wrote.
POTUS always wanted to kill JCPOA. To avoid isolation, he's trying to blame it on Iran. Bad faith on top of US violating the letter & spirit— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) August 11, 2017
Trump once again asserted on August 10 that Iran is not "living up to the
spirit" of the nuclear deal, which he described as a "horrible agreement."
The accord gave Iran relief from international sanctions in exchange for curbing its nuclear activities.
U.S. and UN watchdogs monitoring compliance with the agreement have found Iran has adhered to the deal.
However, U.S. leaders have frequently charged that Tehran breaks the "spirit" of the agreement by continuing to test-launch ballistic missiles and rockets capable of carrying nuclear warheads.
Trump: Iran not "living up to the spirit" of the nuclear deal
Source: Iranian daily Vatan Emrooz
The United States has imposed several rounds of sanctions over the missile and rocket launches.
Iran maintains those launches are for self-defense and do not violate the deal.
With reporting by AFP and dpa
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