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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Iranian President: No American President Can Renegotiate the Now International Nuke Agreement
Wednesday on MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said no American president can renegotiate the Iranian nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration because, “when the joint conference plan of action was passed based on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 22-31 and it was approved unanimously, that became an international agreement.”
Partial transcript as follows:
TODD: I want to ask about our presidential election here in this country. Donald Trump called the Iranian nuclear deal a horrible horrible deal. He said he wants to renegotiate. Hillary Clinton said her attitude with Iran and this agreement is to fulfill it, but she comes at it and used a phrase, ‘distrust, but verify.’ Which one of these do you think Iran could have a better relationship with?
ROUHANI (translator): The issue of the joint conference plan of action is no longer an issue that encompasses only the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Throughout the atmosphere of presidential elections in the United States, candidates can bring up any topic that they see best suits the needs of their campaigns. But the reality remains that when the joint conference plan of action was passed based on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 22-31 and it was approved unanimously, that became an international agreement. The joint conference plan of action is an international agreement approved by the Security Council. All of the administrations and the United States are united in having reached this agreement. No one can say here or there that ‘I don’t accept this agreement. I want to renegotiate it.’ This has purely an electoral benefit for some.”