Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said no one would “trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation” if President Donald Trump ends the Iran nuclear deal.
Zarif said, “This is not a bilateral treaty between Iran and the U.S. so whatever domestic politicking he wants to do, that’s his business. You know, the United States is a permanent member of the Security Council. And if it’s not going to uphold a resolution, that not only it voted for but it sponsored, then the credibility of the institution that the United States considers to be very important would be at stake.”
He continued, “Nobody else will trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation because the length of any commitment, the duration of any commitment from now on with any U.S. administration would be the remainder of the term of that president.”
He added, “This administration is withdrawing from everything. Somebody called it withdrawal doctrine for this administration. It’s withdrawing from NAFTA. It’s withdrawing from Trans-Pacific Partnership. It’s withdrawing from UNESCO. It’s withdrawing from everything. So people cannot trust anymore the word of the United States.”
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