TEHRAN, Iran — Iran’s president is warning President Donald Trump that pulling America out of the nuclear deal with world powers would be a “historic regret.”
President Hassan Rouhani made the comments Sunday in the city of Sabzevar while on a tour of Iran’s Razavi Khorasan province.
Rouhani said: “If (the U.S.) opts to pull out of the nuclear deal, it will soon realize that this decision will become a historic regret for them.”
Rouhani also assured Iranians that “no change will occur in our lives next week” regardless of Trump’s decision.
Trump faces a self-imposed May 12 deadline over the 2015 nuclear deal, which he long has criticized.
Iran has faced economic trouble in recent weeks, with some analysts blaming the uncertainty surrounding the accord.
FILE – In this Aug. 29, 2015 file photo, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani waves to reporters at the conclusion of a press conference in Tehran, Iran. President Donald Trump is weighing whether to pull the U.S. out of Iran’s nuclear deal, a 2015 agreement that capped over a decade of hostility between Tehran and the West over its atomic program. A picture of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hangs on the wall behind Rouhani. (Ebrahim Noroozi, File/Associated Press)
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.