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"What we saw from Netanyahu was nothing but a childish and ridiculous show," Araqchi told Press TV on Monday, adding that it was also a repeat of Netanyahu's speeches in the past.

Earlier in the day Netanyahu delivered a televised address in which he accused Iran of violating the JCPOA. “That is just not an acceptable situation. They’re not sitting back idly. They’re setting off missiles, which they say are for television purposes. I don’t think so,” he said.

Netanyahu also alleged that Iran had intensified its efforts to hide its "secret files" and that it took them to a highly secret location in Tehran.

Araqchi added that such allegations against Tehran have already been proven wrong by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Since the JCPOA Implementation Day in January 2016, the IAEA has been monitoring Iran’s compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the nuclear deal and has consistently verified the Islamic Republic’s compliance.

Araqchi also the Israeli PM is trying to affect US President Donald Trump's upcoming decision about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA.)

He further noted that Iran does not care about Netanyahu allegations.

The Iranian foreign minister has likened Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to "the boy who cried wolf," saying he "can only fool some of the people so many times."

The deputy foreign minister also said that Tehran is prepared for any scenario caused by the US president regarding future of JCPOA.

Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council – the US, France, Britain, Russia and China – plus Germany signed the nuclear agreement on July 14, 2015 and started implementing it on January 16, 2016.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Trump has repeatedly described the JCPOA, which was negotiated under his predecessor, Barack Obama, as “the worst and most one-sided transaction Washington has ever entered into,” a characterization he often used during his presidential campaign, and threatened to tear it up.

Trump has threatened to pull out of the JCPOA unless Congress and America's European allies help "fix" it with a follow-up agreement within a 120-day deadline.

Earlier, Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said the country has enough technical know-how to return to conditions it had before signing a nuclear deal with the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.

Iran's nuclear chief says the country has enough technical know-how to return to pre-JCPOA conditions if the nuclear deal fails.

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