Friday, January 12, 2018

Iran: ‘All Options on the Table’ if Trump Quits Nuclear Deal

A senior Iranian official warned Wednesday that “all options are on the table” for Iran if President Donald Trump chooses not to certify the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran on Friday.
President Trump must certify that Iran is complying with the deal by that deadline to keep it viable.
President Hassan Rouhani’s deputy chief of staff for political affairs Majid Takht-Ravanchi also warned the United States that the rogue nation had put together a contingency plan in the event that President Trump did not certify the deal and attempted to end it, one which would allegedly “surprise” Washington.
“The US will definitely regret exiting the JCPOA, and will incur much more losses than Iran, the official warned, saying Washington would wonder what a detailed plan Iran has made,” Takht-Ravanchi reportedly told Iran’s state-run IRNA, according to Iran’s Tasnimnews agency. Tehran is reportedly ready to “adopt the necessary political and economic measures in case the US scraps the nuclear deal.”
“While stressing that all options are on the table if Washington withdraws from the 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran maintains that it will not be the first side to violate the JCPOA,” Tasnim notes. The official name of the nuclear deal is the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). READ MORE