Iran's supreme leader Khamenei makes important announcement on Nuclear deal

Iran's supreme leader Khamenei makes important announcement on Nuclear deal
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TEHRAN - Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Wednesday that Tehran would quit the landmark 2015 nuclear deal unless European signatories offered solid guarantees that trade relations would continue after the US withdrawal.

Addressing Iran´s government in a televised speech, Khamenei said: "We hear that you want to continue the nuclear deal with the three European countries. I don´t have confidence in these three countries."

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran could resume uranium enrichment

"If you don´t succeed in obtaining a definitive guarantee -- and I really doubt that you can -- at that moment, we cannot continue like this," he said.

"If you want to conclude an agreement, obtain real guarantees, otherwise tomorrow they will do the same as the United States."

He was speaking a day after President Donald Trump announced the US was withdrawing from the deal, which had curbed Iran´s atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief. - APP/AFP

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