United States will forfeit trust if exits nuclear deal: Iranian President Rouhani

Lester Mason
September 22, 2017

Trump has long criticised the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which lifted billions of dollars' worth of sanctions on the condition that the state destroyed 98% of its stockpile of weapons grade uranium.

"The option that we say we have at our disposal. will never be going towards nuclear weapons", Rouhani said. "Hundreds of presidents, prime ministers, foreign ministers, and other leaders have visited Israel, many for the first time", Netanyahu said, reports PTI.

"The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy", Trump said, characterizing the Islamic Republic as an "economically depleted" nation whose main exports are "violence, bloodshed and chaos".

Trump has until October 14 to inform Congress that Iran is meeting the terms of the agreement. That would in effect be a withdrawal. "I think we have a very, very good chance".

"The exiting of the United States from such an agreement would carry a high cost, meaning that subsequent to such an action by the United States of America, no one will trust America again", Rouhani told NBC News in an interview aired on Tuesday.

"Fake empathy for Iranians fools no one", he added.

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said he knows President Trump's decision on the Iran deal, but will allow the president to explain the decision when the time comes.

President Emmanuel Macron of France countered those remarks in his own address, saying that the nuclear deal with Iran was "essential for peace" and that his country would "not close any door to dialogue" with North Korea.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says his country won't renegotiate any of that.

"By violating its worldwide commitments the new United States administration only destroys its credibility and undermines global confidence in negotiating with it or accepting its word or promise", Rouhani said.

Khamenei made the comments in a meeting with members of Iran's Assembly of Experts in Tehran, Press TV reported.

In 2015, as Iran was dismantling and downsizing parts of its nuclear program in the first part of the deal, Rouhani was optimistic it would lead to growth as Iran was reintegrated into the world economy.

Asked if the United States had committed to staying in the pact, she appeared to be at a loss and said: "Another question".

This year, Rouhani was defiant.

Khamenei said that Washington's anger is also rooted in its failure to advance its agenda in the West Asia region, where Iran has played an influential, dignified and successful role.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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