Iran to remain in nuclear deal without US

Iran to remain in nuclear deal without US

Tehran would remain committed to the deal without Washington despite Trump’s decision to withdraw from it, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

“If we achieve the deal’s goals in cooperation with other members of the deal, it will remain in place. ... By exiting the deal, America has officially undermined its commitment to an international treaty,” Rouhani said in a televised speech.

“I have ordered the foreign ministry to negotiate with the European countries, China and Russia in coming weeks. If at the end of this short period we conclude that we can fully benefit from the JCPOA with the cooperation of all countries, the deal would remain,” Reuters cited the president as saying.

“From now on, this is an agreement between Iran and five countries,” he said. 

US President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the deal yesterday, raising the risk of conflict in the Middle East, upsetting European allies and casting uncertainty over global oil supplies.

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