Iran's supreme leader dismisses Trump's 'rants and whoppers'

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Slamming Trump's speech as a "rehash of baseless and worn-out accusations", the president said the Iranian nation's internal unity and hope on the one hand, and the worldwide community's support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and cooperation with Tehran on the other hand would "force the United States administration's political authorities to withdraw and reconsider their policies".

"Trump's claims should not be taken seriously because the Joint comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is not a mutual deal rather it is an accord which took 30 months to be enforced and tough talks were also held", Larijani said.

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"We can not afford as an global community, as Europe for sure, to dismantle an agreement that is working and delivering", Mogherini said.

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Khamenei was reacting to Trump's vituperative speech on Friday, during which he announced he was decertifying Tehran's compliance under the nuclear accord, a move that could lead to the end of the agreement.

"I am announcing today that we can not and will not make this certification", Trump declared. "They (Europeans) ask why does Iran have missiles?" Zarif added that Iran has complied with the agreement and will continue to do so. We never should have negotiated with them.

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"The European governments have affirmed [their stance] on the agreement and have condemned the statement made by the American president", Khamenei said.

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