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Cloud over nuke deal, but Iran ready for business with US oil and gas firms

Trump chose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal

Reuters  |  Beirut 

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is ready to do business with US and gas companies, minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday, according to SHANA, the news site of the Iranian ministry.

"can come to and benefit so Mr won't be upset," Zanganeh said, referring to U.S. President Donald Trump, according to SHANA.

"They've (the United States) put up obstacles for to come to Iran," he said.

"We don't have any restrictions for working or negotiating with with the intention of developing the and gas resources of If they want, we are ready to negotiate with them tomorrow."

struck a blow against the 2015 nuclear agreement last Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it.

announced the major shift in US policy in a speech in which he detailed a more aggressive approach to over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and its support for extremist groups in the Middle East.

His strategy angered Tehran and put Washington at odds with other signatories of the accord - Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the European Union - some of which have benefited economically from renewed trade with

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First Published: Wed, October 18 2017. 09:38 IST