Iran: US will 'regret it' if they violate the deal

Rouhani says Iran 'more ready than US thinks,' warns US will see results of canceling deal 'in less than a week.'

Guy Cohen ,

Hassan Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani

Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani on Monday warned the United States not to cancel the 2015 "Iran deal."

"We won't be the first ones to break the deal, but they need to know that if they break it, they will regret it," Rouhani told participants at a conference honoring Tehran's National Nuclear Technology Day.

"We are a lot more ready than they think, and they will see that if they violate this deal, in a week - in less than a week - they will see the results."

Rouhani also dismissed US President Donald Trump's decision to sanction Iran starting May 12.

"For the past fifteen months, this gentleman who became the leader of the US has made various claims, and has seen ups and downs regarding his announcements and his behavior," Rouhani said. "The foundations of the Iran deal are so strong that for the past fifteen months of pressure, the building has remained whole."

Last week, Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen warned the international community that "Iran never abandoned its vision and plan of a nuclear-armed military for even one second."

In a meeting, Cohen said the Iran deal was "an awful mistake that allows the country to preserve completely crucial elements of its nuclear plan, and it will remove the various restrictions within a few years."