Iran says Trump administration will abide by nuclear deal

Iran's foreign minister believes US administration will find it in the interest of US and of the world to live up to commitments.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
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Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, said today (Monday) the Trump administration will end up abiding by the 2015 nuclear deal despite its protestations to the contrary because it is in the national interest of the United States, reports Reuters.

Trump has previously called the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran a "disaster" and the "worst deal ever negotiated".

"Unfortunately the behavior of the new administration in Washington is not very promising," Zarif told reporters after meeting his Norwegian counterpart. "We believe that at the end of the day they will find it necessary to abide by the deal."

"I believe the U.S. administration will find it in the interest of the United States, as well as the interest of international peace and security, to live up to its commitments."