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EghtesadOnline: US National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster's recent remarks in Munich are a threat issued to other countries and against Iran's nuclear deal, says Tehran.

While addressing the 54th Munich Security Conference on Saturday, McMaster called on US allies to halt trade with Iran over its alleged meddling in regional affairs, a baseless claim which the Islamic Republic has denied on multiple occasions.

Following McMaster's remarks, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi stressed that they were all part of the US' failing Iranophobic policies, PressTV reported.

"The repeating of such remarks shows the continuity of the their pointless Iranophobic policies," which are aimed at preventing Iran from fully utilizing the benefits of the nuclear deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Qassemi noted that the surge in foreign investment in Iran following the implementation of the JCPOA has alarmed the United States.

Herbert Raymond McMaster, National security advisor to the US President, delivers his speech on day two of the 54th Munich Security Conference (MSC) in Munich, southern Germany, on February 17, 2018. (Photo by AFP)

The US administration's continued failures throughout the world have forced them to become even more undependable, Qassemi added.

He further noted that such remarks only show that the US is adamant on halting the successful implementation of JCPOA.

"We deem such comments by this American official to be a threat to other countries, and not only against the framework of the JCPOA, but also in violation of international rights and regulations by the US government," he said.

The multilateral agreement between Iran and the P5+1 states, namely the US, the UK, France, China, Russia plus Germany, removes all nuclear-related sanctions against Iran in exchange for certain limitations on its peaceful nuclear program.

Earlier in the day, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated the Islamic Republic's full compliance with the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, stressing the United States would undoubtedly regret any violation of the deal.    

"If the US violates this pact, we will see that it will regret it. Do not doubt this", he said.

US President Donald Trump has repeatedly described the JCPOA, which was negotiated under his predecessor Barack Obama, as “the worst and most one-sided transaction Washington has ever entered into,” a characterization he often used during his presidential campaign, and threatened to tear it up.



JCPOA Bahram Qassemi Iran deal Iran nuclear deal Iran US Iranophobic policies H. R. McMaster US National Security Adviser