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April 23 2018, 05:37 | Irvin Gilbert
"We can not let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building risky missiles, and we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program", Trump said late on September 19, as he slammed the 2015 Irannuclear deal.
Trump as a candidate and President has been unwavering in his condemnation of the deal, which was signed under former President Barack Obama in 2015.
Trump is due to report to the US Congress by October 15 on whether he can certify that Iran is upholding its side of the accord, under which it accepted limits on its nuclear program. Pressed for details, he replied coyly: "I'll let you know". But he added, "I think it would be a mistake just to abandon the nuclear agreement without that".
Trump called Iran a "depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos", saying that it funds "terrorists that kill innocent Muslims and attack their peaceful Arab and Israeli neighbors". "But it will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party".
"As to the U.S. President Trump's United Nations address, it received the Iranian FM's tough response and it is expected that during today's address President Hasan Rouhani will formulate a comprehensive response on behalf of Iran", Israyelyan wrote. "If the US backs out of the deal, they will suffer loss and if they remain committed, they will sow benefits".
But he also said Iran desired to preserve its accord with six world powers under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program for at least a decade in return for the loosening of economic sanctions that crippled its economy.
When the USA president said "The entire world understands that the good people of Iran want change, and, other than the vast military power of the United States, that Iran's people are what their leaders fear the most".
USA officials said Trump is still weighing his next moves and plans to announce his intentions next month.
The U.S.is set to decide in October whether to recertify Iran's compliance with the deal, which was signed by the U.S., the European Union, China and Russian Federation. Many fear pulling out of the agreement would lead to Iran's quick development of nuclear weapons, and most likely result in a military conflict, with unpredictable consequences.
The nuclear deal thus became a seminal criterion in Tehran for judging whether the West, in particular the United States, could be trusted.
In any event, the U.S.
"This business of hostility towards Iran is created out of thin air, out of the wishful thinking and the capabilities of neocons, militarists and Zionists", the analyst said, reasoning that Washington has not fought a war with Iran, but it has fought against Germany, Japan and Vietnam and yet it has good relations with them. "I think these things go together".
"A person who takes the presidential office with deception and undemocratic behavior, will be unable to differentiate between delivering speech in the United Nations from the rough American football".
"It's extremely worrying", Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told Reporters at the United Nations on Trump questioning the Iran nuclear deal. He added that it would be "pity" if the agreement is destroyed by "rogue" newcomers of the global politics.