"Regrettably, since the agreement was confirmed we have seen anything but a more peaceful, stable region and this is a real issue", he told reporters. He will make a final decision soon about Iran policies, including whether to recertify in October that Iran is complying with the nuclear agreement.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran will not be the first country to violate the agreement", Rouhani said, adding that Iran would respond "decisively and resolutely" to a violation by any party. Iran, he indicated, will not be interested in entering new negotiations. However, since the second day of the implementation of the JCPOA (January 17, 2016), the US imposed sanctions on 11 Iranian natural and legal persons.
It wasn't clear if Trump had made a final decision to leave or stick with the Iran deal. "I think the way you do that is to say this deal is a disaster for the United States and its friends and allies, and we're getting out of it". But we should know that sanctions have never been able to impede Iran's development and progress.
While everyone around the table agreed Iran is in technical compliance with the deal, Tillerson said the US believes Iran is not in compliance with the spirit or expectations of the deal. Fully 98 percent of Iran's entire enriched uranium stockpile has been shipped overseas or diluted, pushing its nuclear breakout time to a year.
Still, several of the sources caution the president could change his mind over the next three weeks as he faces pushback from allies internationally.
But he stressed that Iran would resume "peace activities only".
"Iran has never sought nuclear weapons, will never seek nuclear weapons, is now not seeking nuclear weapons", Rouhani said.
United Nations inspectors confirm that Iran has complied with the nuclear deal thus far.
Trump's push for concessions on the nuclear agreement is accompanied by sharp criticism of Iranian behavior in regional conflicts.
Those countries, he added, "also recognize Israel's exceptional capabilities in fighting terrorism.We have saved countless lives". "I think we have the answer". Or the aggressive showman who retweeted a gif of his golf ball knocking Hillary Clinton to the ground?
Trump returned to the theme in his address. He also aims to increase hostilities in order to give this message to Teheran that he is ready for starting military engagement, and he wants to increase his credibility for military threats to Iran. "That is a problem".
"The Iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy", Trump said, describing the country as an "economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos".
The president is hosting the leaders of Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Guinea, Senegal, Namibia and Uganda for lunch during the annual U.N. General Assembly session.
"His remarks, particularly where he mentioned the great Iranian nation, were cheap, empty rhetoric and are not worth a response", Zarif was quoted as saying.
"We have some indications that there are beginning to be evidence of fuel shortages", he said. Despite his focus on national sovereignty, the speech was anchored on the need for a truly global coalition to overcome North Korea's motives.