Pakistan calls on U.S. to respect int'l agreements

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In a statement issued on today, Pakistan said it believes that global treaties and agreements concluded through painstaking negotiations are sacrosanct.

Pakistan said today that unilateral rejection of the multilateral agreements will undermine the importance of diplomacy in resolving conflicts through peaceful means, a day after President Donald Trump pulled the the U.S. out of the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement with Iran.

"Arbitrarily rescinding such agreements will undermine confidence in the value of dialogue and diplomacy in the conduct of global relations and the peaceful resolution of disputes", he said.

"Iran is under the most strict nuclear verification within the framework of the Joint comprehensive plan of action that is a significant achievement check", - said Amano.

The IAEA Director General said the agency would be "closely following developments related to the JCPOA, as requested by the United Nations Security Council and authorized by the IAEA Board of Governors in 2015".

"After these talks", Rouhani said, "If we conclude that we can achieve the results we expected from the deal, the JCPOA will remain in place regardless of the USA decision".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran will remain in the agreement without the US.

The 2015 deal, worked out by the United States, five other worldwide powers and Iran, eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear programme.

Foreign Minister Taro Kono has reiterated Japan's support for the Iran nuclear agreement.

Former US President Barack Obama branded Trump's Iran decision as a serious mistake.