Hassan Rouhani has ruled out any fresh talks with the US on the 2015 nuclear accord. The Iranian president said it would constitute a waste of time with a country that would, in his words, flout its international engagements.
He told the UN General Assembly in New York:
“I declare before you that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement, but it will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party.”
However, he added that Tehran did not expect Washington to abandon the deal, despite Donald Trump’s criticism.
The US leader labelled the agreement “an embarrassment”, but declined to comment on whether or not he would keep the pact.