Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif has admitted that the annulment of the 2015 nuclear deal after the exit of the US will bear dangerious consequences for the Shia country.
Addressing Iran's Chamber of Commerce on Sunday, Zarif called upon the European partners in the accord to save it.
Zarif's statements, which were carried by IRNA news agency, go against previous warnings by the Mullahs to resume uranium enrichment to 20% “within days” if the deal falls apart.
US President Donald Trump announced in May his administration would pull out of the accord and reimposed sanctions on Iranian facilities and figures.
The Trump administration also reimposed sanctions on European companies doing business with Tehran.
But companies from Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia have already withdrawn from Iran to evade US penalties.
This made the Iranian rial loses more than 47 percent of its value against the US dollar.
Iran has been holding talks with European Union leaders and other officials seeking ways to keep the deal alive, as well as economic guarantees.