Iran vows to stick with deal after 'pesky' Trump's departure

Hassan Rouhani committed to nuclear deal with UK, France, Germany, Russia and China

Donald Trump’s decision to break with the landmark nuclear deal with Iran was met with defiance in Tehran, where the president Hassan Rouhani said he believed the agreement could still survive – but warned that he had instructed the country’s atomic energy agency to prepare to restart uranium enrichment should the deal collapse completely.

“This is a psychological war, we won’t allow Trump to win … I’m happy that the pesky being has left the Barjam,” Hasan Rouhani said on national TV, using the Persian acronym for the joint comprehensive plan of action (JCPOA).

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