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Iran warns Kim that Trump is a 'man who revokes his signature'

Iran's government spokesman Mohammad Bagher Nobakht during an AFP interview [Getty]

Date of publication: 12 June, 2018

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The US president announced in May that Washington would pull out of the 2015 nuclear accord, despite Tehran upholding its end of the agreement.
Iran's government spokesman warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday that President Donald Trump could nullify any nuclear deal with North Korea.

The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Mohammad Bagher Nobakht as saying: "We are facing a man who revokes his signature while abroad."

Nobakht's remarks are the first by an Iranian official after Trump and North Korea's Kim concluded their nuclear summit.

While flying for talks with Kim on Sunday, Trump rejected an agreement signed by the leaders of the G7 countries at their summit in Canada.

The US pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran in May and reimposed sanctions on the country.

A day after the US president's announcement, the watchdog International Atomic Agency Energy (IAEA) director Yukiya Amano said Iran had been fully complying with the 2015 accord.

"Iran is subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime" and that the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was "a significant verification gain," Amano said.

Iranian officials have in the past warned North Korea about its dealings with the US president. In April, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the Trump administration is "prepared to take everything that you've given, then renege on the promises that they have made in the deal".

The 2015 accord was signed under Trump's predecessor Barack Obama. The US president had repeatedly vowed, both on the campaign trail and after winning office, to tear up the deal. 

Agencies contributed to this report. 

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