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> Iran will re-double it's efforts to expand it's non-nuclear missile program, and won't hesitate to give, quote, a proper answer if its national interests are violated. President Hassan Rouhani also calling Donald Trump's speech full of cursing and baseless accusations. Trump refused Friday to certify the Iran nuclear deal, and imposed further sanctions.
Rouhani told the U.S. President that that deal, to which Iran remains committed, is multinational, and can't be revoked by one country. A reminder, too, from the European Union, that Trump can't just scrap the accord.>> The President of the United States has many powers, not this one.>> The EU's foreign policy chief pointing out that it's not a bilateral agreement but an UN Security Council resolution, so it will stay in place.
Brussels was among the parties to the deal. The deal's working, Federica Mogherini said, and world powers cannot afford to dismantle it. Troubling, that was Moscow's take. Russia, another signatory, now sees its main task as stopping the deal from collapsing, its deputy foreign minister said.>> I congratulate President Trump.
Israel though, a staunch US ally that has opposed the nuclear deal all along, welcomed tightening the screws on its arch enemy. Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu praising Trump for being courageous in confronting the, quote, terrorist regime in Tehran, and seeing his step as a chance to change the deal.
That, although his Intelligence Minister said it could lead to war, citing threats that preceded it from Tehran.