Ira­nian warns pow­ers to keep nuke deal

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani said his ad­min­is­tra­tion and coun­try will show a “uni­fied” re­sponse to a breach of the 2015 nu­clear deal with world pow­ers.

“The world should know that any breach of the deal will face a uni­fied re­ac­tion of the Ira­nian na­tion and gov­ern­ment,” Rouhani said.

The re­marks Sat­ur­day by the Ira­nian pres­i­dent came dur­ing the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony for his sec­ond term as pres­i­dent.

Iran’s state TV re­ported that more than 130 high-rank­ing of­fi­cials from var­i­ous coun­tries and in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions at­tended the cer­e­mony in Tehran. Among them was the Euro­pean Union’s for­eign-pol­icy chief, Federica Mogherini, who co­or­di­nates fol­low-up of Iran’s nu­clear deal.

It was the first time in Iran’s his­tory that a large num­ber of for­eign of­fi­cials at­tended the pres­i­dent’s inau­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony.

“Those who in­tend to tear down the deal, should know that they are tear­ing down their po­lit­i­cal life,” said Rouhani, with­out elab­o­rat­ing.

AP/EBRAHIM NOROOZI

Iran’s Pres­i­dent Has­san Rouhani speaks Sat­ur­day in Tehran af­ter he was sworn in for a sec­ond term in of­fice.

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