Iran’s Zarif: Trump Has Been Lured Into Killing 2015 Nuclear Deal

DUBAI (Reuters) -
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. (Reuters/Khalid Al-Mousily/File Photo)

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s allies had tricked the president into killing off a 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers.

Zarif said on Twitter that Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu had killed an earlier agreement in 2005 by insisting that Iran stop all uranium enrichment.

“Now they’ve lured Donald Trump into killing #JCPOA (the 2015 nuclear deal) w/the same delusion,” Zarif added.

Iran has said it will boost its uranium enrichment in a few hours above a cap set by the nuclear deal, a move that could mean the return of all economic sanctions on Tehran.