"The nuclear agreement is a multilateral and worldwide contract achieved after years of dialogue and negotiation", said Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, late on Thursday.
The Trump administration, delaying an anticipated confrontation with Iran until the completion of a long-awaited policy review, plans to recertify Tehran's compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal, according to USA and foreign officials.
He made the remarks upon his arrival to NY, while he was questioned by reporters about his reaction to the news that Trump administration is going to verify, for the second time, Iran's adherence to the nuclear deal.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif suggested the USA to reconsider its policy towards the landmark nuclear deal as it is an global agreement and indicated that the policy of force and pressure is inefficient.
While lifting nuclear-linked sanctions, the United States maintains sanctions related to Iran's ballistic missile program and human rights record.
Trump and Republicans in Congress have criticized JCPOA, with Trump decrying it as one of the worst deals in history.
"The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) proved that followers of the policy of pressure have finally realized its inefficiency, therefore, the United States should also reconsider its approach towards the agreement", Zarif said upon his arrival at the airport in New York Thursday afternoon local time (early Friday morning in Tehran).
The White House said Monday that Trump, in interactions with members of a Group of 20 summit held in Germany earlier this month, had called on them to "stop doing business with nations that sponsor terrorism, especially Iran". "We share responsibility to make sure that this continues to be implemented fully by all".