Rouhani said Saturday that if the United States violated the deal then it would hurt its own reputation in the worldwide community. French President Emmanuel Macron has also warned against such a move.
Iran warned Monday of a “crushing” response if the United States designates the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist entity.
Iranian authorities have sent a note of warning to the USA stating that American regional military bases would be at risk if further sanctions were imposed on Tehran.
By the time of his 2017 re-election, Rouhani increasingly criticized hard-liners within Iran who criticized him and the atomic deal for giving too much away to the West, especially the US, still the “Great Satan” for some even decades after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Tehran says its nuclear program is intended exclusively for peaceful purposes, including power generation.
Critics of the agreement argue that Iranian ballistic missile programs and Tehran’s “meddling” in the region are unacceptable and should have been part of the JCPOA.
In other words, the question over Iran’s crude oil output – should full sanctions return – is whether Europe would follow the U.S.in resuming the embargo on Iranian oil exports, and whether Iran can find enough Asian market to offset the drop in European demand.
“They agreed that security co-operation between the United Kingdom and Israel was very strong and would continue, particularly on counter-terrorism, where we faced shared challenges”.
According to the German foreign minister, France and Britain are also urging Trump to remain committed to the agreement.
Some of his top advisers, including Defence Secretary James Mattis, seem to believe it’s in the US’s interest to stay in the deal.
He also said that the agreement does not restrict missile testing, and that it returned money to Iran that has cost the American government leverage, according to Vox. “Iran could have dealt with Trump more cautiously because he is a radical leader and many of his actions are not always based on logic”.
US President Donald Trump has called the agreement “the worst deal ever” and is expected to withdraw his support for it within days.
When will Mr Trump announce his decision?
JCPOA, which is the nuclear agreement signed between Iran and the Group 5+1 in 2015, includes an agreement to lift sanctions against Iran in exchange of its agreement to limit its nuclear program to peaceful purposes. Further, the administration certified compliance in both May and in July. The move would give the Republican-controlled Congress 60 days to decide whether to reinstate sanctions on Tehran that were suspended under the agreement. They say the administration should use the uncertainty as leverage to induce European governments to join the US in pressing Iran for amendments.
Other parties to the agreement, including Germany and the European Union, have voiced concerns over the possible scuppering of the deal, according to Russia Today.
Will EU Major States Remain Committed to JCPOA?
While the tweet in itself clearly is threatening war on North Korea, Schwartz’s comments just after it, only solidifies the fact that the President is using threats and attacks on Twitter to shift the media and the nation’s attention away from his own shortcomings.
On Saturday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi strongly dismissed what he called the recent allegations by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir against Tehran as “baseless”, official IRNA news agency reported.