Iran celebrates Nuclear Day with warning to TrumpApril 10, 2018
Iran celebrated its National Nuclear Technology Day, with President Hassan Rouhani warning US President Donald Trump against a possible pullout from the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic. “If the deal breaks, they will surely regret it. They will witness the fallout in less than a week,” Rouhani said on Monday during a special ceremony held in commemoration of the occasion.
Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said Iran can resume uranium enrichment to the 20% purity level which the country halted under the nuclear deal, only within two days. Trump has threatened to walk away from the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions by May 12 unless tough new restrictions are imposed on Iran’s nuclear and missile programs.
US sanctions that were lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of 2015 will resume unless Trump waives them again. Rouhani said, “Iran will not violate the nuclear deal, but if the United States withdraws from the deal, they will surely regret it.