Published: Fri, September 22, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Britain's PM urges all parties' commitment to Iran nuclear deal

Britain's PM urges all parties' commitment to Iran nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned the US against reconsidering a 2015 deal on the Islamic Republic's nuclear weapons program, and speculated that Donald Trump's pronouncements on the agreement amounted to nothing more than "rhetoric and slogans".

Washington and Tehran's top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a sceptical Donald Trump.

Trump in his speech a day earlier called the nuclear deal "an embarrassment" for the United States and Tillerson later confirmed that the agreement must be "revisited". "I don't think you've heard the last of it", he said.

Taking further aim at Trump, Rouhani said "destruction" of the nuclear agreement by what he called "rogue newcomers to the world of politics'" will not impede Iran's course of progress and advancement.

Hours after the US President branded the 2015 deal "embarassing" and suggested he might withdraw the US from the pact, his French counterpart defended the accord and said it was "essential" to keeping the peace.

Following the speech of Iran's leader, MrTrump told reporters that his administration is now considering whether to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran.

Speaking to CNN before his maiden United Nations speech, Mr Macron said the current situation in North Korea was a ideal example of why the Iran deal was important.

"I have decided", Trump repeated three times in response to shouted questions from reporters.

"The reason behind the foolish, very ugly, insolent and disorderly speech with cowboy and gangster wording... is their anger (and) desperation", Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in reference to Trump and the United States administration.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in NY on Sunday evening, and had a cordial meeting with Iranians residing in the United States, during which he told them that all Iranians were needed to build the Islamic Iran, and the Iranian people living overseas were cultural, scientific, economic and political ambassadors of Iran.

The US went against the tide and was "the most isolated country at the United Nations over the nuclear agreement, which has been certified by the United Nations", he added.

"By reneging on its promises and violating global obligations, the new USA administration will only discredit itself globally and lose the trust of governments and nations in any future negotiations and commitments", the Iranian president said.

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