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'Ignorant, Absurd, Hateful Rhetoric' - Iran's President on Trump's UN Speech

© REUTERS / Eduardo MunozIranian President Hassan Rouhani concludes his address at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani concludes his address at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S - Sputnik International
Commenting on the US President Donald Trump's first speech at the UN General Assembly, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called it 'ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric'.

Addressing the 72nd UN General Assembly, Rouhani stated that the US administration was destroying its own credibility by trying to change the nuclear deal.

"By violating its international commitments, the new US administration only destroys its own credibility and undermines international confidence in negotiating with it or accepting its word or promise," Rouhani stated.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated that Tehran was not deceived in the nuclear agreement and has not cheated or deceived anyone.

"We were not deceived, nor did we cheat or deceive anyone," Rouhani stated. "We have ourselves determined the extent of our nuclear program, we never sought to achieve deterrence through nuclear weapons."

Rouhani stated the Iran nuclear deal could become a new model for global interactions. He added that it would be 'pity' if the agreement is destroyed by 'rogue' newcomers of the global politics. According to the president, Iran will respond decisively and resolutely to a violation of the deal by any party.

"The JCPOA can become a new model for global interactions, interactions based on mutual constructive engagements between all of us," Rouhani stated.

"We will not be the first country to violate JCPOA, but we will respond decisively and resolutely to its violation by any party," Rouhani said.

Rouhani attacks Trump's #UNGA speech as "ugly, full of wrong information and baseless accusations against Iranians", not befitting UN

Earlier in the day, the US president stated that he had made a decision on the international nuclear deal with Iran, however, he refused to announce it.

When asked whether he has made a final decision on the Iran deal, Trump said, "I have decided."

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley noted that Trump's speech at the United Nations General Assembly did not mean that the United States wanted to withdraw from the international nuclear accord with Iran, but rather indicated that he wasn't happy with the agreement.

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