[Ed. – Right. Because the world viewed the U.S. in such high terms after Obama gave away the farm in the deal in question. No one saw this as a sign of weakness or capitulation.]
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that a decision by President Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal would “carry a high cost” to the United States’ international credibility.
“The exiting of the United States from such an agreement would carry a high cost, meaning that subsequent to such an action by the United States of America, no one will trust America again,” Rouhani told NBC’s Lester Holt in an interview set to air later Tuesday.
Trump has long railed against the nuclear deal — known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) — calling it “one of the worst deals” the U.S. has ever entered into.
The United Nations-backed agreement between Iran and six other countries — the U.S., the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany — is intended to curb Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Rouhani argued that the nuclear deal was subjected to close scrutiny by all the countries that signed onto it and that if Trump moved to withdraw from the deal, it would send a signal to the world that the U.S. is unreliable.