Hassan Rouhani slams Trump in United Nations Speech

Cheryl Sanders
September 22, 2017

Trump, during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), on Tuesday had also slammed the UN-backed Iran nuclear deal as "one of the worst and most one-sided" agreements ever, and had deemed it as "an embarrassment" to the US.

The Iranian leader pledged to uphold the agreement and vowed to "respond decisively and resolutely" to violations of the deal that provides for sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on Tehran's nuclear program.

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

Trump's hostile speech against Iran at the United Nations did not bring any pride to the United States, said Khamenei.

"I didn't know he was gonna' say he's made a decision", Tillerson said Wednesday evening.

The mullah predicted that any US decision to leave the nuclear agreement would be "condemned by the American people" and allied nations because "breaking the agreement is not something that can be defensible".

Washington's European partners continue to support the accord, which they think is the best and only way to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons, and it was not immediately clear if Macron's idea would appease Trump.

Speaking later to reporters, Rouhani said he did not think the U.S. would leave the nuclear deal despite Trump's rhetoric and he said any country that walked out on the pact would isolate and embarrass itself.

Rouhani said that by turning their backs on the deal, the US will "discredit itself globally", and lose the trust of the worldwide community to make negotiations in the future.

China supports and safeguards the Iranian nuclear deal, Wang said in a meeting on Wednesday at the United Nations in NY between the foreign ministers of Iran and the six world powers that negotiated the deal, according to China National Radio.

He has until 15 October to decide whether to certify that Iran is complying with the deal.

"It is evident that President Trump has no strategy for dealing with Iran".

Trump told Nikki Haley to speak her mind. If Trump chooses to decertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear agreement, Congress would have up to 60 days to vote on any sanctions.

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