Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif Reuters

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded to the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement: "In response to US persistent violations & unlawful withdrawal from the nuclear deal, as instructed by President Rouhani, I'll spearhead a diplomatic effort to examine whether remaining JCPOA participants can ensure its full benefits for Iran. Outcome will determine our response."

Earlier, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani slammed US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from JCPOA on state television.

"Unlike Iran, which is committed to the agreements it signs, we have seen what we have said for 40 years that the United States is not fulfilling its commitments.

"The US supports terrorism and the recent history attests to this.

"The Iranian government has fulfilled its commitment to the nuclear agreement ...This agreement was not between Iran and the United States, but an international agreement ... We must wait for the decisions of the five major countries regarding Trump's decision," he said.