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Iran: US has no option but to return to nuclear deal

Iranian Presiden Hassan Rouhani makes statesments on the United States' sanctions against Iran during a press conference in Tehran, Iran on 2 September 2020. [Iranian Presidency / Handout - Anadolu Agency]
Iranian Presiden Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran on 2 September 2020. [Iranian Presidency/Anadolu Agency]

The US has no alternative but to return to the nuclear deal from which it withdrew in 2018, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

In statements yesterday, Rouhani added that the US had “made a mistake” after withdrawing from the nuclear deal, saying that Tehran had been under all kinds of pressure for the past three years.

He stressed that the United States has put a lot of difficulties and obstacles ahead of Iran, and that the US administration has left no other solution other than returning to the nuclear agreement.

“Americans will not be able to achieve their goals [as far as Iran is concerned]. They do regret it and they have to reconsider the current situation, and they will. This is a dead-end for the US and they must retreat, otherwise they will be facing serious impediments.”

Iran signed the nuclear deal in 2015 with the United States, Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia, collectively known as the P5+1 countries.

Since Washington withdrew from the nuclear deal in May 2018, US President Donald Trump has imposed a series of severe sanctions aimed at strangling the Iranian economy and limiting Tehran’s regional influence.

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