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Iran Warns US of 'Severe Consequences'

While Iran continues to threaten Israel, its threats are not to the Jewish state alone. The Times of Israel reports that Iranian President Rouhani has said the Islamic Republic will "react firmly" if the U.S. changes or nixes the 2015 nuclear agreement:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday warned the US that it will face serious consequences should it pull out of a landmark nuclear deal that Washington says falls short of preventing Iran from producing atomic weapons.

“I am telling those in the White House that if they do not live up to their commitments, the Iranian government will react firmly,” Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television, according to Reuters.

“If anyone betrays the deal, they should know that they would face severe consequences,” he added.

US President Donald Trump is threatening to tear up the 2015 agreement aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear efforts unless European capitals agree to supplement it with tougher controls on Tehran’s missile program and future ability to return to nuclear fuel enrichment.

Iran has been upping the rhetoric in return, with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warning Saturday that Tehran was ready to “vigorously” resume uranium enrichment if the US ditched the accord...

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