Iran president warns of 'problems' as Trump decision looms

08 May 2018, 04:45 PM
Iran president warns of 'problems' as Trump decision looms
Iran president warns of 'problems' as Trump decision looms

Iranian President Rouhani on Tuesday warned the country could face “some problems” ahead of US President Donald Trump’s decision on whether to pull out of its nuclear deal with world powers.

”It is possible that we will face some problems for two or three months, but we will pass through this,” Rouhani said, reacting to Trump’s overnight tweet.

Trump had tweeted that he would make an announcement on the nuclear deal on Tuesday.

"I will be announcing my decision on the Iran deal tomorrow from the White House at 2:00 pm," Trump said in a tweet.

Rouhani also stressed Iran’s desire to keep “working with the world and constructive engagement with the world.” This throws significance in the wake of Europe striking a series of business deals with Iran since the landmark 2015 nuclear deal.

According to reports, Iran’s state-run broadcaster carried the announcement at 10 am local time, and Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency also carried a report on it.

Overnight, Iran’s semi-official news agencies carried the news off Trump’s tweet, while others shared foreign media reports online.

Trump’s announcement, set for the 2 pm EST at the White House, will come after nightfall in Iran.

(With inputs from agencies)

First Published: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 03:59 PM
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