A senior Iranian official stressed on Saturday that the Islamic Republic will not accept any changes to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, after the United States said it was seeking a "supplemental" accord with European powers.
"We will not accept any changes, any interpretation or new measure aimed at limiting" the 2015 deal between Iran and major powers, the official, Ali Shamkhani, was quoted by AFPhas having said.
Shamkhani, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, also warned European countries "against the temptation of playing at the same game as the Americans."
"The ballistic program of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has a defensive nature, will steadfastly continue," said Shamkhani, who is a close ally of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
On Friday, senior U.S. State Department official Brian Hook said that President Donald Trump wanted to reach a "supplemental" deal with the European signatories to the Iran nuclear deal.
This would cover Iran's ballistic missile program, its regional activities, the expiration of parts of the nuclear deal in the mid-2020s and tighter UN inspections, Hook said.
"We are taking things one week at a time, we are having very good discussions in London, Paris and Berlin," said Hook, according to AFP.
"There is a lot we agree on and where we disagree we are working to bridge our differences," he added.