Even ‘10 Trumps’ cannot deprive Iran of nuclear deal benefits – Rouhani

Even ‘10 Trumps’ cannot deprive Iran of nuclear deal benefits – Rouhani
Sun Oct 8, 2017 08:07:47

The benefits that Tehran has already gained from the 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers are “irreversible” and no one, including the US President Donald Trump, can take them back, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said.

RT--  As a result of the 2015 nuclear agreement also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran “has achieved benefits that are irreversible,” the Islamic Republic’s president said in a speech at the Tehran University, marking the beginning of the academic year.

Rouhani went on to say that no one can possibly reverse the effects of the deal, including Trump. “If 10 other Trumps emerged in the world” and sought to roll back the benefits of the 2015 nuclear agreement, they would still ultimately fail, he added.

The president also said that, during the talks on the deal, Tehran demonstrated both its “political might” and the ability of its diplomats to “adequately adapt” to successfully conduct negotiations with the world powers, as reported by Press TV.

“In negotiating [with world powers], we showed that we are not just strong at war [but] we’re also strong at peace,” he said, adding that “political power” that Iran got as a result of the negotiations cannot just “go away.”

The president then warned that a violation of the deal by the US would be harmful primarily to Washington’s own interests. “Today, if the United States violates the JCPOA, the whole world [will] condemn Washington, not Tehran,” he said.

“The party who makes a deal will not lose anything; rather, the one who breaches a deal loses face and dignity,” President Rouhani added.

Earlier on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Minister Jawad Zarif also criticized the US administration for the threats to withdraw from the deal in an interview with Al Jazeera by saying that such moves would not “help peace and security in the region” and would only harm the long-term interests of the US.

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