Rouhani: If US Continues Threats, Iran Could Jump-start Nuclear Program


Rouhani: If US Continues Threats, Iran Could Jump-start Nuclear Program

The rhetoric and baseless accusations against Iran contained therein represent the latest examples of a series of provocative words, outright threats and irresponsible actions from some senior officials of the U.S. administration in demonizing Iran and undermining the JCPOA inconsistent with the U.S. commitments under paragraph 28 of the nuclear deal.

Washington has try to tie Iran's missile tests to the global nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, including the US, asserting that the program violates the UN Security Council resolution 2231 which endorses the deal.

"Iran sees the nuclear deal not a threat against other countries and also not a submission to powers", Rouhani said.

Haley's remarks followed a warning from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani against new USA sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic.

If the United States opts to repeat its previous experiences, Iran will be capable of returning to conditions "much more advanced" in comparison to the pre-negotiations era in a short time - not a week or a month but within hours, he added. However, his remarks also revealed that regime has not abandoned the nuclear weapons program.

She added that the nuclear deal must not become "too big to fail".

The 2015 deal was agreed upon after lengthy negotiations between Iran and the United States, Britain, China, France, Russia and Germany. The administration said the review will be completed before the deal is up for recertification in October.

Iran's missile program has been a bone of contention between Tehran and Washington particularly under the Trump administration.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that his country preferred abiding by the 2015 worldwide agreement on its nuclear program, but that if the United States continued "threats and sanctions", then Iran could quickly revitalize its nuclear activity to a level even higher than it was before the deal went into effect.

The Russian top diplomat further said, "There are no legal bans in UN Security Council resolutions on this issue".

"Britain will continue to join with the rest of the worldwide community to ensure the implementation of the agreement is a success, and delivers real gains for global security and nuclear non-proliferation, along with tangible benefits for the Iranian people".

The European Union has also committed to supporting the deal, even in the face of USA antagonism towards Iran. "Iran unmoved by threats as we derive security from our people". Earlier this month, President Rouhani told the Austrian ambassador to Tehran that "the full implementation of the nuclear deal benefits the European Union and the region; therefore, it is necessary that the European Union increases its efforts and role in this regard".