17:00 GMT05 December 2020
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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has described the US decision to withdraw from the Iranian Nuclear Deal as "psychological warfare."

    Tehran has fulfilled the obligations under the nuclear deal, while the United States has never done this, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday.

    "Tonight we witnessed important historical experience. For the past 40 years we have been repeating that Iran is a country that is committed to its obligations, while the United States is a country that has never been committed to its obligations," Rouhani said in an address to the Iranian people following US President Trump's announcement of the US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal.

    At the same time, Rouhani noted that Tehran was ready to resume all nuclear activities, regarding the US decision on the deal.

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    The Iranian president noted, however, that the country will not abandon the deal as other five participants stay in it.

    "If we achieve the deal's goals in cooperation with other members of the deal, it will remain in place… By exiting the deal, America has officially undermined its commitment to an international treaty," Rouhani said in a televised speech.

    The Iranian economy will continue to develop after the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, he vowed. "The economic growth of the country will continue, the market will continue to remain stable."

    Iran is also ready to resume industrial enrichment of uranium, Rouhani told the nation. "I instructed the Nuclear Energy Organization (of Iran) to be ready to take further steps if necessary. And if this need arises, we will begin industrial enrichment without any restrictions."

    Earlier in the day, Trump said that the United States was going to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and was re-imposing the highest level of economic sanctions against Iran in response to Tehran's development of its nuclear program.

    The JCPOA was signed by Iran with the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom and France — the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — plus Germany and the European Union in Vienna on July 14, 2015.


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