Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Iran could restart nuclear programme within hours - Hassan Rouhani



Iran's president has warned that it could restart its nuclear programme "within hours" if the United States imposes any more new sanctions.

 
Hassan Rouhani also said the programme would be more advanced than in 2015, when Iran curbed its nuclear activities as part of a deal with world powers.


Iran says unilateral US sanctions targeting its ballistic missile programme breach the agreement.


But the US says Iran's missile tests have violated a UN resolution.


The resolution endorsed the nuclear deal and called upon Iran not to "undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology".

Iran says the missiles it has tested are not designed to carry nuclear warheads and insists its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.




BBC      News.