“The nuclear deal won’t collapse… Those that hope that Trump will trigger its collapse, are unsuitable,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated in a speech broadcast dwell on State TV.
In October, Trump declined to certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear settlement reached amongst Tehran, the USA and different powers in 2015. His resolution triggered a 60-day window for Congress to resolve whether or not to convey again sanctions on Iran.
Congress handed the ball again to Trump by letting the deadline on reimposing sanctions on Iran move final week. Trump should resolve in mid-January if he needs to proceed to waive vitality sanctions on Iran.
Beneath the deal, nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran have been lifted final 12 months, in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme.
Iran has stated it should stick with the accord so long as the opposite signatories respect it, however will “shred” the deal if Washington pulls out.
(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; modifying by John Stonestreet, William Maclean)
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