News ID: 231098
Published: 0228 GMT September 09, 2018

Kerry: Trump proved Iranians right to say US cannot be trusted

Kerry: Trump proved Iranians right to say US cannot be trusted

National Desk

The US former secretary of state John Kerry, the country’s top nuclear negotiator, said that Trump proved that Iranian people are right to say that the US cannot be trusted.

Kerry made the remarks in response to a question by the CNN host Fareed Zakaria, who asked him what’s his reaction to the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement?  

He described the US pullout from the deal as “a very dangerous and ill-advised move that is not based on any broad strategy that is drawing other countries to the table to be supportive of it”.

He stressed that the nuclear deal is in fact “the single strongest, the single most accountable and single most transparent nuclear agreement anywhere in the world”.

In an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation" aired Sunday, Kerry censured Donald Trump's claim that the nuclear deal with Iran was the "worst ever", saying the US president makes things up and does not often make decisions based on fact or advice.

"Unfortunately – and I say this sadly – more often than not, he really just doesn't know what he's talking about," said Kerry, who led the American team in nuclear negotiations with Iran.

"He makes things up. And he's making that up, as he has other things," the former top diplomat said.

Kerry angered Trump in May after reports said he had secretly met with world leaders in a bid to salvage the Iran nuclear deal ahead of Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the agreement.

Trump announced the US withdrawal on May 8, pledging to reinstate the sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the country, jeopardizing the survival of the landmark accord.

Washington reinstated a series of unilateral sanctions against Iran in early August and would re-impose a second batch in November, primarily aimed at undermining Tehran’s oil exports.

But the rest of signatories to the deal have remained committed to it and are trying to find ways to protect it in a manner that Iran will fully benefit it despite US sacnations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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