Iran’s Rouhani warns Trump of ‘historic regret’ if nuclear deal ends

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran has warned the US will face "historic regret" if it decides to withdraw from the nuclear deal.

The Associated Press quotes him as saying, "If (the U.S.) opts to pull out of the nuclear deal, it will soon realize that this decision will become a historic regret for them.”

Furthermore, Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran is prepared for such an outcome, and the government officials have "received instructions months ago on what to do in the event the U.S. decides to end waivers on key sanctions on May 12."

His remarks amid a report that John Kerry is reportedly working behind the scenes to salvage the nuclear deal which he helped shepherd during his time as Secretary of State under the Obama administration. 

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According to the Boston Globe, which broke the story Friday, “Kerry has been on an aggressive yet stealthy mission to preserve [the pact], using his deep lists of contacts...to try to apply pressure on the Trump administration from the outside.”

Meanwhile, the New York Times recently noted, "[President] Trump has threatened to scrap the deal as soon as May 12, if Britain, France and Germany do not agree to wholesale changes."

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