Tehran 0
10 July 2019

At a cabinet meeting, President Rouhani referred to the 4 July detention of an oil tanker off Gibraltar and said that “I tell the British that they are the initiator of insecurity and you will understand its consequences later”. He further stated that “of course, it is possible that the British have done this at the order of the U.S. or the so-called the B-Team; but it’s still a wrong move”. Rouhani also remarked that “on the one hand, they [the U.S.] describe the JCPOA [as] a very bad deal and withdraw from it without any reason, and on the other hand, they all express concern about Iran curbing some of its commitments; but it is the U.S. that we need to worry about, because it has violated the entire deal”. Rouhani reiterated that “we did not violate the structure of the JCPOA; we gave you 14 months, and extended it for two other months”.

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