>> Iran's president on Saturday defending the international nuclear deal, saying not even ten Donald Trumps can roll back its benefits to his country. Hassan Rouhani's comments coming after the White House on Friday said it will be announcing a tougher Iran strategy.>> He's looking at all of the bad behavior of Iran.
Not just the nuclear deal is bad behavior, but the ballistic missile testing, destabilizing of the region, number one sponsor of state terrorism, cyber-attacks, illicit nuclear program. He wants to look for a broad strategy that addresses all of those problems, not just one-offing those.>> Earlier this week, a senior administration official told Reuters that Trump was expected to de-certify the landmark nuclear deal, signed by several countries and endorsed by the UN in 2015.
Under which Tehran has benefited from the lifting of sanctions in exchange for curbing its contested nuclear program. On Saturday, Ruhani warning the US that if it violates the deal, quote, the entire world will condemn America, not Iran. President Trump has repeatedly described the deal as bad, even attacking it at the UN General Assembly.
>> That deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it.>> Sources also telling Reuters this week that Iran hinted at the UN gathering last month. That it May be open to talks on its ballistic missile program, seeking to ease concerns at a time of heightened tensions.
Trump faces an October 15th deadline to certify that Iran is sticking with the terms of the nuclear deal. If he declares Iran is non-compliant, US Congressional leaders will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.