President Rouhani lashes out at United States as Iran marks Nuclear Day

"After speaking to my usual printer, I've had to cancel a project because they weren't selling anything", said Payam, a 38-year-old in Tehran who owns a small advertising and publishing company.

In January, Trump announced he is waiving the U.S. sanctions against Iran for the "last time".

Initially the Iranian news agency PressTV blamed the air strikes on the United States, suggesting that they were in retaliation for the chemical weapons attack.

"If they breach the deal, they will see its impact within a week or less than a week", Rouhani said.

He made the comments in a ceremony in Tehran, held to mark the National Nuclear Technology Day, after inaugurating a number of homegrown nuclear projects.

"The other side is seeing this American weakness loud and clear and, it is enhanced further by the Russians' embrace, giving these negative forces, led by Iran, a lot of confidence", an Israeli official said.

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The strongest opposition party is the formerly far-right Jobbik, which has recast its image as a more moderate nationalist force. People wait in line to vote during Hungarian parliamentary elections at a polling station in Budapest , Hungary April 8, 2018.


Trump now will work with European partners on a follow-on agreement that enshrines certain triggers that the Iranian regime can not exceed related to ballistic missiles, said senior administration officials who briefed reporters on the decision.

S.in the deal. Iran must allow "immediate inspections at all sites requested by worldwide inspectors", he said, and "sunset" provisions imposing limits on Iran's nuclear program must not expire. One MP, Nader Qazipour, said: "The [foreign] currency conditions have been chaotic in recent days".

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the country's conflict, said 14 fighters had been killed, including Iranian forces allied to the country's regime.

Pedestrians walk past a currency exchange shop with current rates for the USA dollar and the euro not displayed, in downtown Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He also apparently said that just two per cent of devices in Iran were affected. However, some analysts have suggested that the nuclear agreement would likely collapse altogether if the USA decides to pull out.

Azari-Jahromi said the attack mainly affected Europe, India and the United States, state television reported.

Iran remains largely cut off from global financial networks because of US sanctions.

  • Sonia Alvarado