Nuclear Weapons Experts Warn Trump Against Abandoning Iran Deal

Trump ready to extend sanctions relief to Iran

Based on the Additional Protocol, the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the framework of cooperation between Iran and the IAEA, the United Nations nuclear watchdog can only inspect Iranian sites built for nuclear activities, Zarif was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

President Donald Trump was a critic of the Iran deal as a candidate, but since taking office he has not taken steps to abandon it.

In a press conference on Tuesday, Nobakht emphasized that the nuclear agreement, also known as the JCPOA, was a multilateral deal signed between Iran and six countries, with the US being only one of those parties.

Iran and six world powers, namely Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the USA, reached an agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in July 2015, which put Tehran on the path of sanctions relief, with more strict limits and monitoring on its nuclear program.

Experts, including many academics and former US Department of State employees, expressed their concern that the administration of President Donald Trump may be looking for "false pretext" to accuse Iran of non-compliance with the accord in order "to trigger the reimposition of nuclear-related sanctions against Iran".

Last month, the USA ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, traveled to Vienna to speak with Amano about Iran and asked if the IAEA planned to inspect the country's military sites.

They said that abandoning the deal "without clear evidence of an unresolved material breach by Iran. runs the risk that Tehran would resume some of its nuclear activities".

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