>> Direct threats to the West that Iran could re-launch its nuclear program. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warning on Tuesday, that if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, he'd abandon the nuclear deal within hours. The deal was made in 2015 between the US, Russia, China, and European powers.
But Iran says recent changes breach that agreement. In July, the US sanctioned six Iranian firms for their role in a ballistic missile program. In August, US President Trump signed new sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea, and imposed unilateral sanctions that stopped short of barring Iran from ballistic missile testing.
The US says such activity breaches a UN resolution. Iran disagrees and denies that its missiles are designed to carry nuclear weapons. Last week Trump said Iran wasn't living up to the spirit of the nuclear deal. But Rouhani on Tuesday retaliating calling Trump an unreliable partner who had broken his word on the Paris Agreement, Cuba Accord and undermined the nuclear deal.