US in bid to dis­man­tle nu­clear deal – Iran

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IRAN will not fall into the “trap” that the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion is at­tempt­ing to set in or­der to force the col­lapse of the 2015 nu­clear deal, Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani said this week.

The US “ploy to­day is to be­have in such a way as to have Iran say ‘I am walk­ing away’ from the agree­ment”, Rouhani told his cabi­net, ac­cord­ing to the state-run Ira­nian Stu­dents News Agency.

Iran “needs to be aware not to fall into their trap”, he said.

Rouhani’s in­ter­ven­tion came af­ter the US again made clear its readi­ness to con­front Iran and the ac­cord that scaled back its nu­clear pro­gramme in re­turn for sanc­tions re­lief.

On Mon­day, it im­posed new sanc­tions over what it called Iran’s per­sis­tent ef­forts to desta­bilise the Mid­dle East. Bloomberg

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