Tehran will remain in nuclear deal if its benefits are guaranteed: Rouhani

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Tehran will remain in nuclear deal if its benefits are guaranteed: Rouhani

Tehran (Agencies): Iran will remain in its 2015 nuclear deal only if its benefits are guaranteed by other signatories after the United States withdrew from the accord, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told a news conference on Wednesday.


Rouhani said the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal was “illegal”. “Not the United States, not any other country would benefit from this decision to withdraw from the accord,” Rouhani said in the news conference, which was broadcast live on Iranian state television.

On Saturday, speaking before the clashes that erupted over water crisis, Khamenei said that the United States was acting together with Gulf Arab states that regard Iran as their main regional foe in trying to destabilise the government in Tehran.

Iran on Sunday called for calm after protests over water shortages in a southern city turned violent overnight with reports of police shooting at demonstrators who attacked banks and public buildings.

“No one has been killed in the unrest and just one person has been wounded in a shooting,” said Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, quoted by the state news agency IRNA.

“Our effort is to bring these protests to an end as soon as possible with restraint from police and the cooperation of authorities, but if the opposite happens, the judiciary and law enforcement forces will carry out their duties,” Rahmani Fazli was quoted as saying.