The US may face isolation over its opposition to the internationally approved Iran nuclear deal, the country’s president, Hassan Rouhani, warned. Earlier, Donald Trump said he would not re-certify the 2015 deal and imposed further sanctions on Tehran.
Iran and its people have never and will never yield to pressure from any foreign government, the president added.
Rouhani dismissed America’s anti-nuclear rhetoric, saying the US is the only country to have ever used an atomic bomb.
Earlier on Friday, Trump announced that his administration will not certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear agreement and announced new sanctions against Tehran.
The US leader said he wanted Congress to come up with legislation that will amend the nuclear accord. If negotiations with Tehran on the amendments fail, “the deal will be terminated,” he warned.
This comes despite the International Atomic Energy Agency’s earlier confirmation that the Middle East state is in compliance with its obligations.
Trump has always been critical of the Iranian deal, which was signed in 2015 after years of negotiation by Tehran and a group of world powers, which included the US, UK, Russia, France, China, Germany and the EU.