United States President, Donald Trump has said the US will pull out of the Obama-era nuclear agreement with Iran.
The agreement was signed by former US President, Barack Obama, in 2015.
President Trump, however, has referred to the deal as “misguided,” describing it as “an embarrassment” to him “as a citizen”.
However, Iran has said plans were on the way to resume the production of uranium which is a major component in nuclear weapons manufacturing.
According to the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, “The US has announced that it doesn’t respect its commitments.
“I have ordered the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran to be ready for action if needed, so that if necessary we can resume our enrichment on an industrial level without any limitations.”
“If we achieve the deal’s goals in cooperation with other members of the deal, it will remain in place,” he said.
President Trump had in the past criticized the deal for limiting Iran’s nuclear events for only a period of time adding that it failed to halt the production of ballistic missiles after handing Iran $100bn which the country used “as a slush fund for weapons, terror, and oppression.”
President Rouhani has said his country would “wait a few weeks” before speaking to other European countries with signatories in the agreement.