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'Trump Deal' shows US ‘fixated delusions’: Iran

Deal’s conditions unveiled to Saudi newspaper by Trump special envoy for Iran

Burak Bir   | 23.01.2020
'Trump Deal' shows US ‘fixated delusions’: Iran

ANKARA

Iran on Thursday criticized the unveiling of a “Trump Deal,” it said reflects American’s “fixated delusions.”

"Unveiling of so-called 'Trump Deal' by [US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook] B. Hook only transpired the US' long fixated delusions dictated by their deeply embedded hubris and entitlement," Abbas Mousavi, the spokesman of the ministry said on Twitter.

Hook unveiled the so-called deal’s provisos in an interview with the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat newspaper.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Jan. 14 that the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, also known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), needs to be replaced by a “Trump deal.”

The existing accord was signed between Iran and Russia, China, France, the U.K. and the U.S. plus Germany.

Iran previously said it would continue to work with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) but suspended parts of the deal after the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike.

Iran targeted American forces in Iraq, apparently without any casualties.

Hours after Iran retaliated, a passenger jet leaving Tehran was "accidentally" shot down by an Iranian missile. All 176 people on board were killed.

Iran admitted fault in the tragedy and arrested those found to be in error.

Tensions had been rising between the U.S. and Iran since May 2018, when Trump unilaterally withdrew from the landmark deal.

The U.S. has since embarked on a diplomatic and economic campaign to put pressure on Iran to renegotiate the agreement.

As part of its campaign, the U.S. has re-imposed sanctions on exports of Iranian crude oil, which have severely affected Iran’s economy.

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