Iranian president dubs Trump's exit from nuclear deal 'stupid mistake'

Calls on Washington to lift sanctions

May 06, 2020
Iran President Hassan Rouhani. PHOTO: REUTERS/File

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that United States President Donald Trump made a stupid mistake by pulling out of Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers. Rouhani called on Washington to lift its sanctions.

Trump pulled the United States out of the pact in 2018, arguing it did not go far enough to constrain Tehran’s missile programme and influence in the region.

“Trump made a stupid mistake by exiting the nuclear deal,” said Rouhani.

“If America wants to return to the deal, it should lift all the sanctions on Tehran and compensate for the reimposition of sanctions...Iran will give a crushing response if the arms embargo on Tehran is extended,” Rouhani added.


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