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Iran’s President Says That Nuclear Deal Is Non-Negotiable

Iran’s President has strongly said that the country’s nuclear accord with the world powers remains non-negotiable, after the Trump administration warned it was weighing whether the deal signed previously served US security interests.

In 2015, Iran had agreed to limit its controversial nuclear programme in return for the easing of economic sanctions. US President Donald Trump called the deal an”embarrassment” during his first speech at the United Nations on Tuesday.

“There was some discussion by some people that the nuclear deal isn’t very bad but shouldn’t stay as it is. (That) it’s a deal that’s good but we should sit down again and debate to see if it can be improved. If it has flaws we can fix them,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said.

“They were told clearly and definitively (by us) that the nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated,” he told a press conference in Tehran broadcast live on state television after his return from the UN General Assembly.

Trump told that he had made the decision on what has to be done with the agreement approved by Obama along with the leaders of Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, but would not say what he had decided.

However, US would not withdraw from the deal, even though Trump does not like the pact, Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the UN, said.

If Trump does not certify next month that Iran is complying with the accord, the US Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re impose sanctions waived under the deal. UN inspectors have verified Iranian compliance with the terms.

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