Iran Warns Trump against Suspending P5+1 Nuclear Agreement
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump against sidelining the nuclear agreement that was reached between the so-called P5+1 because it is a “finished” deal that has been “approved by the UN Security Council and has become an international document.”
Rouhani vowed that there would be “no (new) negotiations” with regards to the nuclear agreement reached in July 2015 while the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, criticized Trump’s opinion of the deal as “negative,” and said Tehran does not take it “seriously.”
During his campaign, the incoming U.S. president described the nuclear agreement as “the worst deal ever negotiated” by Washington. He also assured the influential American Israeli Public Affairs Committee that his “number-one priority” would be “to dismantle the disastrous deal” because he thinks that Tehran could “keep the terms and get to the bomb by simply running out the clock.”
Rouhani told reporters at a press conference that the agreement is “a multilateral accord.”
The deal was signed between Iran, the U.S., Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia.
The Iranian President believes that campaign promises are different from what takes place when presidency is assumed. “These are mostly slogans” he said as he regards the statements made by Trump, before the assumption of office, in respect of the deal as “meaningless.”
Rex Tillerson, nominee for Secretary of State of the incoming administration, is calling for a “full review” of the agreement but Salehi reiterated that Iran has no plans for renegotiations and “if Trump tears up the nuclear deal, we will not lose anything.”
Outgoing U.S. President, Barack Obama, still thinks that the deal “achieved significant, concrete results in making the United States and the world a safer place” by stopping Iran from being a nuclear state.
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