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Iranian Speaker: US Only Understands Language of Force


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani lashed out at Washington for defying the 2015 nuclear deal which was signed after several months of negotiations between Tehran and the world powers, and said the US merely understands the language of force.

“The UN and the UNSC approved the nuclear deal, but the Americans took wrong actions since the very first day (of its implementation) both under Obama and Trump, and they continuously intimidated the investors (about investment in Iran),” Larijani said in a meeting with a Brazilian parliamentary delegation in Tehran on Tuesday.

He, meantime, expressed pleasure that several countries have paid no attention to the US baseless warnings and made investment in Iran.

“The Americans have not complied with their undertakings and created distrust on the international scene, an issue that even the Europeans have admitted; therefore, apparently one should speak with the Americans through the language of force and there is no other solution,” Larijani said.

Trump will announce on Tuesday whether he will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal or stay in and work with European allies.

Trump, in a tweet on Monday, said he would make the announcement at 2 p.m. (1800 GMT) on Tuesday.

The Iran deal, negotiated during the administration of Trump’s Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, eased economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program.

But Trump has called it the “worst deal ever negotiated” and he wants Britain, France and Germany – which also signed the pact along with Russia and China – to toughen up the terms.

In the past few weeks, the Republican president has consulted either in person or by telephone with leaders of all three countries.

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