Washington DC, July 4: United States President Donald Trump has warned Iran to be careful with its threats that could “come back to bite” on Wednesday, after Tehran pledged to uplift its low-uranium enrichment limit set under its landmark 2015 international nuclear deal with world powers.
Referring to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Trump, in a tweet, said, “Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to ‘any amount we want’ if there is no new Nuclear Deal.”
“Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!”
Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to “any amount we want” if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
According to Al-Jazeera news reports, Rouhani said his decision to exceed the uranium-enrichment limit was in retaliation to the failure of other signatories of the INF Treaty to secure the deal in line with their commitments to it and provide Tehran relief from US sanctions.
“[But] from July 7 onward with the Arak reactor, if you don’t operate [according to] the programme and timeframe of all the commitments you’ve given us, we will return the Arak reactor to its previous condition,” Rouhani warned signatories on Wednesday.
“We will return to that unless you take action regarding all your commitments regarding Arak.”