Zarif says Iran expects UN sanctions to be lifted within a few days of a deal. And he expects President Barack Obama will have to stop implementing the US sanctions on his country. “How he does is his problem,” Zarif said.
Zarif spoke on the sidelines as world powers meet at the UN to discuss progress on a landmark treaty toward nuclear disarmament.
How sanctions on Iran would be lifted if a deal is reached, and how they might be “snapped back” in place, has been a key question during Iran’s months of negotiations with the five permanent Security Council members plus Germany.
Zarif suggested that the world should be concerned any violations of an agreement by the United States, not his country.
“This is not a game,” he said. “We have a provision for snap-back if the US fails, so if the US wants to sell this as an achievement, be my guest.”
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