Rouhani: Iran can restart nuke program ‘within hours’

Rouhani: Iran can restart nuke program ‘within hours’

[Ed. – Reminder (as Cortney O’Brien points out): this means Iran never suspended the nuclear weapons program.]

Congress recently enacted the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017, a bill that would enforce sanctions against Iran for its ballistic missile testing. Iranian President Hasan Rouhani, who was reelected in May, insisted that the sanctions violate the nuclear agreement Iran made with the Obama administration in 2015. If we don’t back off the new mandates, he said in a speech Tuesday, then Iran could break the agreement “within hours.”

“If America wants to go back to the experience (of imposing sanctions), Iran would certainly return in a short time — not a week or a month but within hours — to conditions more advanced than before the start of negotiations,” Rouhani told a session of parliament broadcast live on state television. …

Fox News has some more details to suggest that Iran is chugging along with its nuclear program.

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