Iranian President Hassan Rouhani - Press Photo
TEHRAN - 14 October 2017: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said US President Donald Trump’s speech against Iran was "nothing more than insults and delirious talk".
"Trump’s remarks on Iran…contained nothing but expletives and a pile of delusional allegations against the Iranian nation," Rouhani was quoted by Press TV as saying said in a televised speech after Trump delivered a speech outlining US strategy on Iran.
The US president refused to certify the 2015 international nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany and warned he might ultimately terminate.
Rouhani urged the US president to "brush up on his world history and geography to improve his comprehension of international obligations and global ethics, etiquette and conventions".
The Iranian president further rejected Trump's demand that the JCPOA be revised, saying the agreement would remain intact and no article or paragraph would be added or taken away from it.
He added that one president alone cannot abrogate an international deal, saying, "He [Trump] apparently does not know that this is not a bilateral document between Iran and the US for him to act in any way he wishes."
Rouhani said Iran will only respect its nuclear deal commitments as long as its rights are safeguarded, adding, "Iran will honor its commitments as long as its interests are served."
Rouhani further pointed to Trump's announcement of sanctions against Iran's Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), saying, "The IRGC is a powerful force and the people are always standing by the IRGC."
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