If Nuclear Deal is Nixed Iran Could Resume Its Nuclear Program - Envoy

Iran envoy to UK warns it may scrap nuclear deal if US withdraws

Trump has said that unless European allies fix the "terrible flaws" in the Iran nuclear deal by May 12, he will refuse to extend USA sanctions relief for oil-producing Iran.

The number of centrifuges installed at Iran's Natanz and Fordo sites was cut drastically soon after the deal while tonnes of low-enriched uranium were shipped to Russian Federation.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reaffirmed his country's support for the landmark nuclear deal with Iran despite Israeli claims that Tehran had violated the 2015 agreement.

Trump has threatened to abandon the agreement when it comes up for renewal on May 12, demanding his country's European allies "fix the bad flaws" or he will re-impose sanctions.

"Iran is committed to the nuclear deal but if the USA backs off" from the accord "we won't stay either", Ali Akbar Velayati, adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted by state-run Mehr news agency as saying Thursday.

The Iranian foreign ministry has dismissed claims by the Israeli prime minister and the U.S. Secretary of State, both who accused Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons and breaching the 2015 nuclear deal.

Their ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad, told CNN on Wednesday failure for U.S. compliance "means that there is no deal left".

"The nuclear deal is based on lies".

Mr Guterres called on the United States leader not to withdraw from the deal, saying that it risked a real possibility of war if the agreement was not maintained.

"If the USA continues to violate the agreement, or if it withdraws altogether, we will exercise our right to respond in a manner of our choosing".

"We should not scrap it unless we have a good alternative", he said.

These included what happens when the current deal expires in 2025, Iran's ballistic missile programme and its "destabilising regional activity", they said in a statement.

But some, including United States allies Britain, France and Germany, said the information he had delivered was already known to nuclear weapons inspectors and had no bearing on the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and world powers in July 2015.

Velayati warned against any attempts to renegotiate in exchange for sanctions relief, saying, "Iran accepts the nuclear agreement as it has been prepared and will not accept adding or removing anything".

"I don't know what the U.S. president will decide on the 12th of May", Macron told reporters while on a visit to Australia.

The Islamic republic has always denied it sought a nuclear weapon, insisting its atomic programme was for civilian purposes.

The decision will be made after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a bombastic presentation on Monday, alleging in front of a large LED screen that Iran had been hiding a "secret" nuclear weapons programme.

Velayati warned against any move to try to renegotiate the 2015 deal.

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