Iranian interpreter under fire after softening Trump speech

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"It's going to be hard".

If Trump does not certify in October that Iran is complying with the agreement, the U.S. Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the 2015 global accord.

"These technical defaults are serious".

"Regrettably, since the agreement was confirmed we have seen anything but a more peaceful stable region, and this is a real issue", he told reporters. "We all know this is merely a kick the can down the road agreement".

Trump is expected to yet again extend the sanctions relief, a key principle of the deal that allows Iran to do business and keeps the United States in compliance with the agreement, CNN reported earlier this month.

The move was a direct challenge to President Donald Trump, who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. "And so, getting out of this agreement, we lose some of our leverage". Trump must next certify by October 15 if Iran is complying with the deal, and officials have said Trump may use that occasion to declare Iran in violation. The pact is known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

He said Iran would respond "decisively and resolutely" to a violation of the accord by any party.

The IAEA is the body ensuring the accord is carried out, but the United States and Iran quarrelled over how Tehran's nuclear activities should be policed at an IAEA meeting on Monday after a USA call last month for wider inspections.

Iran has aggressively developed and tested ballistic missiles in defiance of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, thereby threatening the security of the United States and the stability of the region, he said.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country's president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of US demands to the contrary.

"I don't think it would be nice for me to speak on national TV against my own country", he later told IRINN television. "I think we should abrogate the deal".

Elsewhere in his speech, Trump warned that he would "totally destroy" North Korea if the country threatened the United States or its allies.

"The process of creating a polycentric world order is an objective trend", said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, adding a bit of snark.

On Wednesday, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Trump's speech indicated his unhappiness but not a decision to abandon the accord.

Rohani said that, in any case, Trump first must apologize for calling Tehran a "corrupt dictatorship" and "murderous regime" in his first address before the United Nations on September 19.

During a meeting in NY with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach, Moon said that South Korea has always hosted global sports events successfully despite being technically at war with the North, according to a South Korean presidential official.



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