Foreign minister Javad Zarif remarked that “it is… necessary for the U.S. to return to its commitments without any delay and to lift all sanctions, and Iran will take action after the verification as well”, adding: “The Americans should know that neither sanctions nor sabotage will give them the means to negotiate. These measures will only make the situation more difficult for them”. Referring to the 11 April sabotage incident at Natanz enrichment facility, Zarif contended that “if the Zionists [ie, Israelis] think they can prevent the lifting of sanctions against the Iranian people, they are wrong. Iran will be stronger both in terms of negotiations and nuclear issues after this incident”.
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