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Iran Rejects US Conditions to Recertify N. Deal as "Worthless".

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry strongly dismissed the US president's "excessive" demands for recertifying the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, stressing that Trump's terms are "in vain and worthless".

"The US has a long-term experience of raising allegations and projecting the blame on Iran and this story will continue given the US excessive demands and the type of Iran's view of the US and its excessive demands," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

"We should not take seriously the words which are in vain and worthless because such words are continuously repeated and I think that they will not yield any results for the US," he added.

Qassemi also lashed out at Washington for its troubled compliance with the nuclear deal, and said that due to such attempts Iran has not been able to fully benefit from the internationally-endorsed agreement.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denied the US president's demands for recertifying the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, reiterating that Trump's terms are "improper" and "unacceptable".

"A member of a multilateral agreement cannot set conditions for it. They had earlier raised a number of conditions which were improper. Their new terms are also improper. Principally, any condition is inappropriate," Zarif told reporters on the sidelines of a forum in Tehran.

He underlined the necessity for the international community to ensure Washington's respect for Iran's rights as a country which has complied with the nuclear deal, adding, "This is our current problem."

"The Americans escape forward to shun implementation of their undertakings and ask for some prerequisites. The international community is fully aware that none of these conditions is even worth of studying; therefore, the Americans are emphatically required to comply with their undertakings as fast as possible," Zarif said.

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Date:Feb 26, 2018
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