Iran says has options if nuclear deal fails after Donald Trump victory

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that they want all parties to stay committed to an international nuclear deal signed last year.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that they want all parties to stay committed to an international nuclear deal signed last year. PHOTO: EPA

BRATISLAVA (REUTERS) - Iran wants all parties to stay committed to an international nuclear deal signed last year, but has options if that does not happen, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday (Nov 10).

He spoke after the US presidential election victory of Donald Trump, who had previously said he was opposed to the nuclear pact during campaigning.

"Of course Iran's options are not limited but our hope and our desire and our preference is for the full implementation of the nuclear agreement, which is not bilateral for one side to be able to scrap," Zarif told a news conference in Bratislava after meeting his Slovak counterpart Miroslav Lajcak.