Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, on Tuesday, vowed not to let “some man who was elected in the United States” rip up its nuclear agreement. It seems the Irain president will not refer to President Elect Trump by his name.
Rouhani said in a speech at the University of Tehran:
“(Trump) wants to do many things, but none of his actions would affect us … Do you think the United States can rip up the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal)? Do you think we and our nation will let him do that?” “Some man is elected in the U.S. whatever plans he has, it will be revealed later. Yes, he may desire many things. He may desire to weaken the nuclear deal. He may desire to rip up the deal. Do you suppose we will allow this?”
These remarks made by the leader of Iran to calm concerns of his country following Trump’s election.
I believe Trump has caused fear in the wake of having to calm citizens of Iran down after Trump has vowed to renegotiate the deal that has, as some view, a deal to put off the threat of Tehran developing atomic weapons.
Trump has, on the campaign trail, called the deal “catastrophic” and vowed to renegotiate it.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian Foreign Minister, said in Beijing on Monday that each of the seven world powers involved in the agreement “have the obligation to fully implement it.”
On Thursday the Senate noted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years.
Rouhani told Iranian Parliament that Obama is “obliged” to let the sanctions expire.
Personally I think that Iranians have no idea what a ‘lame duck’ president is.
“Prompt response from Iran if the U.S. sanctions are extend, promised Rouhani.
A “firm and strong reaction” was also warned by Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi, if it persists in actions he claims are endangering the nuclear deal.
I don’t think that the Iranians know what they are up against with a Trump presidency.