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Tehean : Iran’s supreme leader on Monday warned European leaders against their “dream” of Tehran continuing to curb its nuclear programme while finding itself under new economic sanctions.
Ayatollah said, “I would tell these countries that they should be aware that this is a dream that will never come true.”
Khamenei was speaking nearly a month after President Donald Trump announced the United States was pulling out of the landmark Iran nuclear deal.
Meanwhile, The remaining partners including Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia have scrambled to save the 2015 accord as the US readies to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.
The Iran deal paved the way for the partial lifting of international sanctions against the country, in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme for a number of years.
Late last month the supreme leader outlined Iran’s demands for it to stay in the nuclear deal.
But the remaining backers of the accord have limited power to protect Iran’s economic interests in the face of US sanctions, with Trump showing little inclination to spare EU companies.
Shortly after Khamenei’s speech, French automaker PSA announced it was pulling out of two joint ventures to sell its cars in Iran owing to the US sanctions.
The people of Iran and the government of Iran will never tolerate both suffering from sanctions and nuclear restrictions,” said Khamenei.