Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday Tehran might stick to its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers as long as the various other signatories respected which, nevertheless might “shred which” if the United States pulled out, state TV reported.
Khamenei spoke a few days after U.S. President Donald Trump adopted a harsh brand-new approach to Iran by refusing to certify its compliance with the deal, reached under Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama, as well as saying he might ultimately terminate which.
The move put Washington at odds with various other parties to the accord — Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China as well as the European Union — who say Washington cannot unilaterally cancel a multilateral accord enshrined by a U.N. resolution.
Khamenei, Iran’s highest authority, welcomed their support nevertheless said which was not sufficient. “Europe must stand against practical measures (taken) by America,” he said. If Trump ditched the deal, “Iran will shred which.”
Khamenei also said Iran was determined to continue its disputed ballistic missile program despite the pressure coming from Europe as well as the United States to suspend which. Tehran has said which is usually developing missiles solely for defensive purposes.
“They must avoid interfering in our defense program, ” Khamenei said. “They (Europeans) ask why does Iran have missiles? Why do you have missiles yourselves? Why do you have nuclear weapons? We do not think which is usually acceptable for the Europeans to join America in its bullying.”