>> Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had a warning for the United States on Sunday.>>
> If Donald Trump scraps the 2015 nuclear accord, then America will regret it. Rouhani also said the country has plans to resist any move by Trump. But failure of the deal, which Rouhani promoted, would leave him looking vulnerable.
Analysts and officials have told Reuters that if America withdraws, then Iranian hardliners are waiting in the wings to bring the relatively moderate Rouhani to heel, and constrain his ability to open Iran up to the West. But even more dire consequences were also raised on Sunday. In an interview with Germany's Der Spiegel, French President Emmanuel Macron said war could ensue from the ashes of the Iran deal.
France, along with Germany and Britain, remains committed to the nuclear deal which saw Iran agree to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. But Trump has said unless his European allies can rectify what he sees his flaws in the accord, then he will refuse to extend such sanction's relief.
In an effort to keep Washington on side, the European powers want to open talks on subjects including Iran's ballistic missile program. That was something Rouhani rejected on Sunday, saying Iran will not negotiate with anyone about its weapons and defenses.