Ns News Online Desk: President Trump on Wednesday warned Iran that there would be “severe consequences” if the country revived its nuclear weapons program in the wake of the US withdrawal from the multilateral nuke deal.
“Iran will find out. They’re going to find out,” he said at a cabinet meeting at the White House when asked about an American response.“I don’t think they should do that. I would suggest Iran not to start. I would advise them very strongly. If they do, there will be very severe consequences,” the commander-in-chief continued, without offering any specifics.
The president was also asked whether he deserved the Nobel Peace Price for brokering a face-to-face meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it. This is a victory for the world. That’s what we’re talking about. That’s the only prize I want,” he said about a possible nuclear deal with the North.
He also repeated his refrain that no one knows what the results of his meeting with Kim will be — though he remained hopeful a deal could be struck.
“A lot of good things can happen, a lot of bad things can happen. I believe that both sides will negotiate a deal. I think it’s going to be a very successful deal. I think we have a really good shot at making it successful,” he said. “But lots of things could happen. But we have a very good chance to make a good deal for the world.” Trump on Tuesday scuttled the nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed tough economic sanctions on the country.
Iranian lawmakers on Wednesday raged about Trump’s decision — burning a copy of the agreement along with an American flag while bellowing “Death to America!” Hardliners also said that Iran was now free to determine its own fate.
“Trump’s abandoning of the nuclear deal was a diplomatic show… Iran has no obligation to honor its commitments under the current situation,” Conservative Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani told lawmakers. “It is obvious that Trump only understands the language of force.”