Iran warns Trump to remain in the nuclear deal or 'face severe consequences' - state TV

LONDON, April 24 (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday to remain in the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers in 2015, or face "severe consequences."

"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.

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

(Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani shake hands during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, November 22, 2017. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), his Indian counterpart Ramnath Kovind (L) and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi walk after Rouhani's ceremonial reception in New Delhi, India, February 17, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 28: French President Francois Hollande (R) welcomes Iranian President Hassan Rouhani prior to attend a meeting at the Elysee Presidential Palace on January 28, 2016 in Paris, France. Hassan Rouhani is to make the first state visit to France by an Iranian president in nearly two decades following the lifting of sanctions against his country. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (R) is welcomed by Pope Francis at the Vatican January 26, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Cuba's former President Fidel Castro (R) and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani (L) meet in Havana, Cuba, September 19, 2016. Courtesy of Estudios Revolucion/Cubadebate/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
VIENNA, AUSTRIA - JULY 04: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shake hands at the Federal Chancellery on July 4, 2018 in Vienna, Austria. Rouhani is on a one-day visit to Austria, during which he is meeting with President van der Bellen and Chancellor Kurz and will attend an event at the Austrian Chamber of Commerce. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with Muslim leaders and scholars in Hyderabad, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves towards the media as he exits Mecca Masjid following Friday prayers in Hyderabad, India February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
A video projection is seen on the face of Iran's President Hassan Rouhani as he arrives for a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani arrives at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani attends a news conference in Tehran, Iran, May 22, 2017. TIMA via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L), meets with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 26, 2013 in New York City. While their have been talks of diplomatic relations between Iran and the United states restarting, Rouhani turned down an opportunity to meet with U.S. President Barack Obama earlier in the week. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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