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Iran minister rejects Trump vow to renegotiate nuclear deal

  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, left, pose with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP) SWEDEN OUT

    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, left, pose with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at Rosenbad in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, June 1, 2016. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

  • Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, looks on during a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Zarif is on an official visit to Sweden. (Maja Suslin/TT News Agency via AP)      SWEDEN OUT

    Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left, looks on during a joint press conference with his Swedish counterpart Margot Wallstrom, at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Zarif is on an official visit to Sweden. (Maja Suslin/TT News Agency via AP) SWEDEN OUT  (The Associated Press)

Iran's foreign minister says the nuclear deal reached last year with world powers can't be renegotiated despite Republican presidential contender Donald Trump's pledge to do so if elected.

After a lecture in Stockholm, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the deal "is not an Iran-U.S. agreement for the Republican front-runner or anybody else to renegotiate. It's an international understanding annexed to a Security Council resolution."

Trump has denounced the deal and said he'd seek to renegotiate it if elected president.

Zarif also criticized Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir for calling on Iran to stop intervening in Iraq, saying "we will leave Iraq whenever Iraq asks us to leave."

Iran says its military advisers in Iraq are there at Baghdad's request to help Iraqi forces fight Islamic State militants.