After Donald Trump announced on Friday that he would be pulling America out of the so far successful Iran nuclear accord, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani blasted the U.S. president, calling him a “dictator” and saying Iran will “not bend down before” him.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Rhouhani called Trump’s move “nothing more than a torrent of abuse that wouldn’t force Iran to alter its landmark nuclear deal.”
More from the report:
“The Iranian people will not bend down before a dictator. It has never surrendered and will never,” Mr. Rouhani said in a televised speech Friday. It followed a White House address by Mr. Trump outlining his policy shift and saying he wouldn’t certify that Iran was complying with the nuclear deal.
“No paragraph or article or note will be added” to the nuclear deal to satisfy Mr. Trump, the Iranian president said.
Iran isn’t the only country to speak out against Trump’s moves. America’s allies in Europe – from the UK to Germany to France – have also said the nuclear agreement is “in our shared national security interest.”
In a joint statement, the leaders of the three countries said, “The nuclear deal was the culmination of 13 years of diplomacy and was a major step toward ensuring that Iran’s nuclear (program) is not diverted for military purposes.”
Once again, Trump has embarrassed the country on the international stage and took another chunk out of America’s credibility.
Whether it’s our allies in Europe or our adversaries in Iran, Russia, and North Korea, the United States has become viewed as a weak and untrustworthy laughingstock under Donald Trump.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.