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US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal benefits no one: Rouhani

IANS  |  Vienna 

Iranian Hassan Rouhani, who's on a visit here on Wednesday, said that no one will get benefits from US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

"Not the US, not any other country would benefit from this decision to withdraw from the accord," he said.

He told a press conference that would prefer to stay in the deal and continue to cooperate and meet its obligations, if the remaining signatories respect its interests, reported.

was in on Wednesday on his second leg of his European tour, which also brought him to

As the is reinstating sanctions on Iran, is trying to seek supports from EU countries to secure Tehran's interests under the nuclear deal.

signed the landmark nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) with the United States, Britain, France, and plus in 2015 to halt its nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief.

However, US decided on May 8 to quit the deal and vowed to re-impose sanctions, including oil embargo, on Tehran, on grounds that the deal had failed to prevent from developing nuclear weapons or supporting terrorism in the region.

The US withdrawal from the landmark nuclear deal has been widely criticized, as some of its major European allies have been working to prevent the 2015 deal from falling apart.

also discussed other issues in the region with Austrian

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First Published: Thu, July 05 2018. 01:14 IST
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