Iran's Zarif calls on U.S. to return to 2015 nuclear deal - tweet

Iran's Zarif calls on U.S. to return to 2015 nuclear deal - tweet
The acting head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog (IAEA), Cornel Feruta, shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran, Iran September 8, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS -
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DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States should return to a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and major powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Friday, saying the new U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran showed failure of Washington’s policy.

“Rather than dig itself deeper, US should abandon failed policies & return to #JCPOA (the 2015 nuclear deal),” Zarif tweeted.

The United States, who exited the pact last year and reimposed sanctions on Iran, on Thursday imposed sanctions on the Iranian construction sector and trade in four materials used in its military or nuclear programs.

“Subjecting construction workers to #EconomicTerrorism only manifests maximum failure of “maximum pressure”. US can sanction every man, woman & child but Iranians will never submit to bullying” Zarif tweeted.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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