Iran pledges unexpected moves if US leaves nuclear accord


TEHRAN, Iran – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) was ordered to be “fully prepared” for “actions they do not expect” if Washington withdraws from the nuclear deal.

He made a statement during a meeting with senior directors of government bodies at the Islamic Summit Conference Hall in Tehran on Saturday.

Rouhani said that “our Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran [AEOI] has been ordered since months ago to be fully prepared for actions that they expect and actions they do not expect.”

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On January 12, US President Donald Trump set a 120-day deadline for US lawmakers and European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, to overhaul the accord or he would withdraw from the deal.

May 12 is the deadline, by which Trump either has to issue new waivers to suspend US sanctions against Iran or exit the nuclear accord.

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