USA doomed to fail if it scraps nuclear deal - Rouhani warns

USA doomed to fail if it scraps nuclear deal - Rouhani warns

President Trump has called the agreement the worst deal the U.S. has ever entered. According to reports, the USA president plans to declare that the nuclear deal is not in the national interest of the United States and kick the issue to a reluctant Congress.

Iran said Tuesday that the United States would be siding with the Islamic State group if it designated the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation.

The administration may be getting cold feet due to the objections of key USA officials and those in the Treasury Department who view such a designation as harmful to American companies that have business interests in Iran, where the IRGC controls a majority of the economy, sources said.

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Mohammad Ali Jafari (L) and Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif smile during a coordination meeting for the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, in Tehran, Iran October 9, 2017.

Several Iranian newspapers ran the same photo on the front page on Tuesday: the urbane, US -educated Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif laughing and hugging the commander of the IRGC, Major-General Mohammad Ali Jafari, in a striking display of unity between the two main factions of Iran's leadership. "It is time to teach them a new lesson". He must decide by Sunday whether to recertify the agreement, but is widely expected to declare Iran non-compliant with it, which would require Congress to make a decision on re-imposing sanctions. "We have all options on the table".

"Unlike the pre-deal era when the whole world was united against Iran, the world is now united against the United States, particularly so because Trump's measures regarding other worldwide agreements has sparked global opposition", former Iranian diplomat Javid Ghorban Oghli said in an op-ed written for pro-reform Shargh Daily.

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In July 2017, the United Stated imposed new sanctions against the country's ballistic missile program.

The US has a complicated relationship with Iran's Revolutionary Guards, which is accused of supporting groups like Hamas and Hezbollah while also helping the US fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Atlantic reports.

Iran's rial has dropped against the US dollar in recent days in a sign of concern about Trump's policy.

Iran says the nuclear deal does not require it to restrict its missile program.

Jafari went on to add that Zarif's comments on Iran's position include defensive and security aspects as well, however our discourses and manner of speech are different.

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