(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Foreign Ministry has published a 2017 memo by John Bolton on how to exit the JCOPA , and tweeted: “The B-team is plotting for war.”
On Monday night, Javad Zarif tweeted: “Wanna know why those with proven record of detesting diplomacy are suddenly interested in talks? Just read Amb John Bolton's 2017 recipe for destroying the JCPOA. Iran never left the negotiation table. B-Team dragged the U.S. out, while plotting for war.”
Persia Digest (PD) reports that Donald Trump pulled the US out of the JCPOA nuclear deal with the US unilaterally on 8 May 2018 and reinstated sanctions on Iran while the IAEA has repeatedly reaffirmed Iran’s compliance with its commitments in the multilateral deal. Most countries, including, Russia, China, and the EU, who were the other signatories to the deal opposed the US President.
But US pressures and a lack of suitable measures by the other parties to the accord led Iran to scale back its commitments in the deal one year after the US exit. Tensions between the US and Iran have peaked in the past month and many analysts are voicing their concern over an accidental war between the two.
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