As the implicit deadline for President Trump's decision on Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) looms, the Iranian Foreign Minister took to Twitter to encourage the rest of the world to convince Trump not to exit the accord as there is no "plan B" for the agreement.
Trump has vowed to scrap the 2015 Iran accord unless co-signatories France, Germany and Britain can "fix the terrible flaws" in it. Unless revisions are made, he has vowed not to sign another waiver of U.S. sanctions on May 12, the next deadline, potentially wrecking the deal.
The LA Times reports that French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, arriving back to back this week, will bring a unified message: Save the deal.
"I don't have any Plan B for nuclear [protections] against Iran," Macron said Sunday on Fox News.
"Let's preserve the framework because it is better than a sort of North Korea-type situation."
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, who helped negotiate the nuclear deal, said on CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that if Trump quits the 2015 accord, Tehran may respond by relaunching and "resuming at a much greater speed" its nuclear activities.