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Iran: Trump’s comments affected nuclear deal

The Iranian Foreign Ministry disclosed in a report that Trump’s remarks caused a sense of anxiety and uncertainty

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday, in its fourth report on the nuclear agreement between Tehran and the six major powers, that the comments of President-elect Donald Trump, have psychologically affected the implementation of the agreement.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry disclosed in a report published on its website that Trump’s remarks caused a sense of anxiety and uncertainty over the fate of the agreement between a number of foreign companies which are waiting for the new US government’s strategy toward Iran and the convention.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that the nuclear deal is a multilateral agreement, not bilateral; emphasizing that it will not rush to judge the new US administration which is due to take over the White House next Friday.

No new talks

Prior to the arrival of Trump to the White House, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani said yesterday in response to the US president’s elect that “any new talks on the nuclear deal do not make sense,” and that its country will not enter any new negotiations on the agreement with the six major powers.

Trump’s statements on the nuclear agreement with Tehran during his presidential campaign and after his election caused great concern to Iranian officials as well as companies and international banks, which intend to cooperate with Tehran and engage in the Iranian market. Subsequently, President Rowhani and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif were faced with a wave of domestic criticism, especially from the supporters of Iranian Leader Ali Khomeini.

The statement from the Iranian Foreign Ministry comes as a response to the statement made by Rex Tillerson chosen by President-elect Donald Trump for the position of secretary of state. At a Senate hearing a few days ago, Tillerson recommended “a comprehensive review” of the nuclear agreement with Iran.

Observers believe that the nuclear deal and the threats posed by Iran to American interests in the region and the world will be on the priority list of the president-elect and his new administration in the Middle East. Most of the officials hand-picked by Trump to manage the White House administration stipulated the need to confront Iran and change Washington’s policy toward Tehran.