• US to regret any nuclear deal violation: President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has once again reiterated the Islamic Republic's full compliance with the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement, stressing the United States would undoubtedly regret any violation of the deal.

According to Press TV, the president made the remarks in New Delhi on Saturday while addressing a meeting with researchers and intellectuals of the Indian-based Observer Research Foundation (ORF) about the Islamic Republic's foreign policy priorities.

He said Iran would remain committed to the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as long as other sides took no action to violate it.

"If the US violates this pact, we will see that it will regret it. Do not doubt this," Rouhani said, adding that even the American people would soon express their strong protest against any JCPOA breach.

He expressed hope the region and the world would never witness a day that the JCPOA is violated.

The president said seven countries have agreed on the deal while the United Nations Security Council has endorsed it.

Elsewhere in his Saturday remarks, the Iranian chief executive further said miscalculations were the root cause of the ongoing US hostilities toward Iran.

He stressed that the US had made repeated miscalculations since the very first day of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, saying Washington decided to sabotage the revolution but it was forced to express its regret on several occasions.

Despite all the losses the US has faced because of these miscalculations, now another person has assumed office who seeks to hatch a new plot, Rouhani noted in reference to Trump.

The president said, "The outcome of such miscalculations was that the US has failed to adopt appropriate policies vis-à-vis Iran."

Rouhani started a three-day visit of India at the invitation of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi with an initial stop in the southern city of Hyderabad on Thursday. He arrived in New Delhi on Friday.

The Iranian president and Indian prime minister on Saturday expressed readiness to expand relations between their countries in all areas.

During the visit, the two sides signed 15 documents enabling the expansion of cooperation in various areas.



Feb 17, 2018 18:30 UTC