Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had some tough words for US President Donald Trump, after the American leader threatened to renege on the Iran nuclear deal.
“It will be a great pity if this agreement were destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics,” Rouhani told the UN at today’s general assembly.
When a reporter asked Trump if he’d made up his mind on the deal, Trump responded, “I have decided. I’ll let you know what the decision is.” However, he is yet to announce what that decision is.
Experts believe Trump will back out of the deal, based on recent statements he’s made about the agreement.
“Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment,” Trump told the UN on Tuesday.
But Rouhani warns that breaking the agreement will only result in a loss of credibility for the US. In total, five other countries have signed the agreement, including the UK, Germany, China, Russia, and France. If the US were to back out, the international community may never trust America again.
Iran also made it clear that it would not be the first to violate the agreement. Indeed, intelligence data gathered from the International Atomic Energy Association confirms that Iran is abiding by the terms of the deal.
Even US Strategic Command. Gen. John Hyten said that Iran is honoring the agreement. However, Hyten also had concerns regarding the country’s advances on ballistic missiles.
“At the same time they are rapidly, rapidly deploying and developing a whole series of ballistic missiles and testing ballistic missiles at all ranges that provides significant concerns to not just the United States, but our allies,” Hyten said earlier today in a statement captured by CNN.
Other world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, have advised against exiting the agreement. There is no word yet on when President Trump will announce his final decision.