TEHRAN, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Thursday that Iran's nuclear deal with the powers is not renegotiable.
"The #JCPOA is not (re)negotiable. A 'better' deal is pure fantasy," Zarif tweeted on Thursday, adding that it was time for the U.S. to "stop spinning and begin complying, just like Iran."
Zarif's remarks followed a meeting between Iran's top diplomat and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on Wednesday.
After years of tension with the West, Iran struck a deal with the five world powers of Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States plus Germany in July 2015, under which Iran agreed to limit its uranium-enrichment activities in return for the lifting of western and international sanctions.
The international agreement is facing a serious threat of collapse as tensions mounted between Washington and Tehran recently.
U.S. President Donald Trump, who during his election campaign had called the Iranian nuclear deal a "disaster" and "the worst deal ever negotiated," approved new sanctions on Tehran this month for its missile program.
Iran accused Washington of breaching the 2015 agreement. But Washington argued that the sanctions were not related to the nuclear deal.