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    US Secretary of State John Kerry, left, meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, right, in Vienna, Austria, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, on what is expected to be implementation day, the day the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verifies that Iran has met all conditions under the nuclear deal.

    Iranian Nuclear Deal Will Collapse if US Quits Agreement - Tehran

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    Iranian Parliament speaker Ali Larijani said that if the United States does not implement the agreements on the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) regarding Iran’s nuclear program, nothing would remain of the deal.

    Speaking at a meeting with Russia’s State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on Friday, Larijani said that Iran has borne huge costs to achieve the agreement and he expects that Moscow will contribute to settling the issues around the deal. 

    "If they [US] act like it then there will be hardly anything left from this agreement. So a new issue will arise on the international arena," he said at a meeting with Volodin.

    Larijani pointed out that Tehran will respond to US' possible withdrawal from the agreement.

    US President Donald Trump is set to announce Washington's new strategy towards Iran on Friday and is expected to reverse Washington’s stance on the nuclear deal.

    The speech comes after the Washington Post reported on that Trump intended to "decertify" the nuclear deal with Iran. Under the terms of the current nuclear agreement, Trump has until October 15 to certify Iran's compliance.

    The nuclear deal, that was agreed upon by Tehran and the so-called P5+1 group (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, United States plus Germany), stipulates the lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions in exchange for Tehran ceasing the production of nuclear weapons. It was signed in July 2016.

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