Iran claims that they will not be deterred by US threats, and that they are determined in their project to “expand and continue” their ballistic missile program.
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps makes these claims in a statement published by Tasnim:
“Iran’s ballistic missile program will expand and it will continue with more speed in reaction to Trump’s hostile approach towards this revolutionary organization (the Guards),”
On Friday, Trump decided to not re-certify the Iran Nuclear deal that was signed under the Obama regime. The agreement was also ratified by other major powers including Russia, France, Germany, the UK, and China. Meanwhile, President Trump has moved the matter to Congress, much to the alarm of some foreign dignitaries.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that he hopes Congress does not put this accord in jeopardy. Representatives from France and Germany have stated that the deal should be kept in place to maintain stability. They were also clear that they were going to continue to honour the deal, even without the United State’s backing.
The IAEA has also said that Tehran is fully complying with the nuclear deal, and that the country has done nothing to break the terms of the agreement.
EU Foreign Chief, Federica Mogherini, has made the comment that this deal does not belong to just one country, as it was signed by several. As such, America not complying will only complicate the terms of the agreement, not destroy the deal altogether.
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