September 23, 2019 / 10:18 PM / 5 months ago

No new deal before compliance with 2015 nuclear pact - Iranian foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif attends a news conference with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran ruled out the possibility of negotiating a new deal with major powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Monday, saying that European partners have failed to fulfil their commitments under a 2015 nuclear pact.

“E3’s paralysis in fulfilling their obligations w/o US permission has been clear since May 2018 ... No new deal before compliance w/ current one,” Zarif said on Twitter.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; editing by Grant McCool

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