Rouhani: Iran’s nuclear industry advancing faster than expected

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued a threat on Monday as his country marked its National Day of Nuclear Technology. In his speech honoring the occasion, Rouhani said that his country’s response to Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal would be “more serious than imagined.”
Rouhani in Ankara, last week Photo Credit: Russian Presidential Press and Information Office

In honor of Iran’s National Day of Nuclear Technology, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered a speech in which he bragged about the country’s nuclear achievements. The Iranian leader also warned that US President Donald Trump “would regret” pulling out of the nuclear agreement, threatening that Tehran’s response would be “more serious than imagined.”

“Some people think that our nuclear activities slowed down in my term, but the truth is that our nuclear industry is advancing faster [than expected] and with a greater degree of precision capability,” he added.

Last week, JOL reported that Mossad chief Yossi Cohen is “100 percent certain” that Iran is committed to developing its nuclear weapons program. He also believes that the nuclear deal with Tehran must either be changed or entirely scrapped. Cohen had apparently made the comments during recent sessions on the topic with senior officials.

According to an AP report on Wednesday, Cohen called the nuclear deal a “terrible mistake” in discussions behind closed doors and said it allows the Islamic Republic to keep parts of its nuclear program intact. Cohen had also stressed that Iran will be able to enrich enough uranium for an entire arsenal of nuclear weapons in the future, an anonymous source told the news agency. In addition, the intelligence chief claimed that easing sanctions on Iran resulted in the increased aggression of the republic, namely its development of long-range ballistic missiles.

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