Iranian warns powers to keep nuke deal
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.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani speaks Saturday in Tehran after he was sworn in for a second term in office.