One country can't scrap Iranian nuclear deal: President Rouhani to Trump

Cheryl Sanders
September 24, 2017

Iran's president also highlighted Tehran's constructive role in fight against regional terrorism and said the country is ready to establish good relations with the United Kingdom in war on terror. And if it goes down that path, the world would have advance notice because Iran would have to violate the monitoring requirements of the agreement during that year.

Mark Farha, assistant professor at Doha Institute, said Trump was being ambiguous on objective.

"I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement", Rouhani said.

In his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, Mr Trump promised to revisit the deal, saying the U.S. "cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear programme". It was reminiscent of 2002, when then-President George W. Bush denounced North Korea, Iran, and Iraq as an "axis of evil".

Russia is concerned by Trump questioning the Iran nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Russian reporters at the United Nations in comments published by his ministry on Wednesday. He said Iran had embarked on a "campaign of conquest across the Middle East".

The meeting marked the highest-level U.S. -Iran contact between Tillerson and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif since Trump entered the Oval Office.

"We have all agreed that all sides are implementing so far the agreement", she said adding that the agreement had been eight times confirmed by the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency).

While the president has yet to make good on his campaign promise to withdraw from the Iran deal, which extracted concessions from the Islamic republic on its nuclear program in exchange for the easing of global sanctions, he has continued to rail against it.

She explained that the USA will continue to use diplomatic measures to crack down on North Korea "until we can get them to come to the negotiating table".

In an address to the UN General Assembly, Rouhani also castigated "the ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" delivered before the Assembly on Tuesday - when Trump and Netanyahu spoke - saying the speeches were "filled with ridiculously baseless allegations".

"Well, I have decided", Trump told reporters who pressed him for an answer before they were escorted out of his meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority.

As usual, the media, which themselves have called Kim every name in the book, missed the strengths of Trump's speech and concentrated on what they thought was a politically incorrect gaffe or a presidential goof. "I'll let you know".

She said all of these issues, which were included in the United Nations resolution, have been violated by the country and will be taken into consideration when a decision on the matter is made.

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