U.S. 'will regret' any violation of nuclear accord: Rouhani


NAN reports that in January, Trump gave the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve but warned European allies and Congress they had to work with him to fix "the disastrous flaws" in the pact or face a us exit. USA sanctions will resume unless Trump issues new "waivers" to suspend them on May 12.

The Republican president said they must agree to "fix the bad flaws of the Iran nuclear deal", which was agreed to under his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, or he would refuse to extend us sanctions relief on Iran.

"We are much more prepared than they think, and they will see that if they violate this accord, within a week, less than a week, they will see the result". Trump has effectively set that as a deadline for European powers to fix what he called "the awful flaws" of the deal.

According to Reuters, Iran promises to ramp up its nuclear program if the deal collapses, though many feel as though the deal has done little to diminish Iran's nuclear efforts anyway.

He gave no details on what countermeasures Iran could take.

Rouhani said that Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement.

It comes as the Trump administration continues to press European allies for additional restrictions on Iran's nuclear research, as well as its illicit ballistic missile programme, which was recently used to supply the terrorist Houthis with ballistic missiles fired at Saudi Arabia, according to the UN.

He made the comments at a "National Atomic Energy Day" event, where he unveiled the latest in nuclear technological developments, including developing centrifuges, separation and nuclear medicine. "But we will not use our weapons against our neighbours", Rouhani said.

On Sunday, Iran's currency fell more than six percent against the U.S. dollar, hitting another record-low, as the exchange rate spiraled downwards driven by fears of the USA withdrawal.

A report from the World Threat Assessment states that US intelligence believes "Tehran would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons, if it builds them".

The rial stood at around 40,000 to the dollar in October, when Trump said he would no longer certify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal, and has been falling steadily since.