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Nikki Haley
The United States has now embarked on a course that attempts to address all aspects of Iran's destructive conduct, not just one aspect. It's critical that the international community do the same. Judging Iran by the narrow confines of the nuclear deal misses the true nature of the threat. The regime continues to play this council. Iran hides behind its assertion of technical compliance with the nuclear deal, while it brazenly violates the other limits on its behavior. And we have allowed them to get away with it. This must stop.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
Multiple people spoke about Iran in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Hassan Rouhani is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “If someday our interests are not realized and other parties want to violate their commitments, they should be aware that Iran will not hesitate a moment.”.
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Ayatollah Khamenei

They are angry because the Islamic Republic has foiled their plots in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Egypt. Everyone should know that once again America will receive a slap in its mouth and will be defeated by the people of Iran. The European governments have affirmed [their stance] on the agreement and have condemned the statement made by the American president.feedback

Ayatollah Khamenei

We welcome this but it is not enough for [Europe] just to say that they will not tear it up. The nuclear agreement is in their interest. Europe should stand up against [US's] practical measures and they should refrain commenting about our defensive capabilities.feedback

Ali Shamkhani

It has mainly paid lip service, with a few exceptions. It is now stating that it is against the elimination of the nuclear deal by the U.S.feedback

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

We see (Saudi) government officials talking about regime change. We see officials inciting the people to go and protest their government, so it is about regime change.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

We were right to sign the Iran deal and it gave us a clear boost… having said that, I see what's happening in the U.S. and we have to look at the fact that we are governed by laws and no one knows what Congress will decide. If the framework changes, if we can legally do and execute the contract we will do that. There are huge opportunities in Iran. But let's see if we can do that initial project first.feedback

Ben Rhodes

And it can feel like there's no cost to standing up and decertifying the Iran deal. But you're playing a serious game of chicken in terms of what comes next–whether or not Iran restarts its nuclear program, whether or not the Europeans defy additional U.S. sanctions, whether or not there is an increased risk of conflict in the Middle East, whether or not the dollar as the world's reserve currency is put at risk because we continue to use our sanctions as an extension of domestic politics.feedback

David Phillips

Abadi would not have attacked without informing the U.S. At a minimum, the U.S. knew that the attack was coming. Now they are giving Iraq to Iran as a present. That's as diplomatic as I can be.feedback

Jennifer Cafarella

It does also seem likely that he was instrumental in forcing the Kurds to step down.feedback

Madeleine Albright

Everything would be more serious if they had a nuclear weapon. You're safer if they don't have one.feedback

Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani

Restoring diplomatic relations with Iran does not change our policy with them. We cannot increase the tension with them. We need to have dialogue.feedback

Cliff Kupchan - Eurasia Group

Oil importers in Europe, South Korea, and Japan will also likely decide against purchasing Iranian oil. But it is far less likely that China or India will acquiesce to a U.S. demand to significantly reduce, or halt, their imports.feedback

Patrick Pouyanne - Total

We have signed a contract in Iran. If we can move forward, we'll move forward. If we cannot, we will have to stop.feedback

Pat Thaker

Direct confrontation in the Gulf is a major risk to the global oil market, given that 20 percent of the world's oil travels through an Iranian-controlled chokepoint at the Strait of Hormuz.feedback

Alireza Nader - RAND Corporation

The Guards are unlikely to be greatly weakened in the long-term. They are a powerful force in Iran and throughout the Middle East.feedback

Pat Thaker

The benefits of Iran's resource-rich economy and fast-growing, well-educated population mean that foreign companies will continue to invest, even if it requires searching for ways around U.S. sanctions.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I'm tired of being taken advantage of as a nation. In other words, we got weak inspections in exchange for no more than a purely short-term and temporary delay in Iran's path to nuclear weapons. What is the purpose of a deal that, at best, only delays Iran's nuclear capability for a short period of time? In the event we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated. It is under continuous review and our participation can be canceled by me at any time.feedback

Hooman Majd

The president isn’t just setting the Iran nuclear deal on a path to failure, he’s ratifying a counterproductive stereotype of Iran’s people.feedback

Nibras Kazimi

Manipulated by Suleimani's war drum rhythms, Baghdad decided to cross line for short term gain.feedback

Natalie Nougayrède

From the Iran deal to Unesco, the US president is undermining global cooperation. The fallout could be catastrophic, and Europe will not be immune. Five months ago, Donald Trump’s national security adviser HR McMaster penned a column attempting to persuade the world that “America first” did not mean “America alone”. Last week Trump took two decisions that landed the US in a strikingly lonely position: he pulled his country out of Unesco, and took a massive swipe at the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.feedback

Donald J. Trump

With every step (Washington) emboldened Baghdad, Iran and Turkey … each one of them thinking: 'Well, so the Kurds are on their own, we can do whatever we like.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

As Europeans together, we are very worried that the decision of the U.S. president could lead us back into military confrontation with Iran.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

My concern is that, if we want to talk to North Korea now, the possible end for the nuclear deal with Iran would jeopardise the credibility of such treaties.feedback

Helima Croft - BC Capital

Hence, such a red line, alongside demands for enhanced inspections and curbs on missile activity, could turn the [Iran Review Act] into a 'poison bill' that the Iranians would be unlikely to swallow. Such an Iranian rejection in turn could be the catalyst for Congress to reinstate the waived nuclear sanctions.feedback

Suzanne Maloney - Brookings Institution

He's given Iran the moral high ground and that is an exceptionally difficult thing to do given the history and reality of Iran's misdeeds at home and in the region. It's just malpractice on the part of an American president.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

In the days leading up to President Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran deal, advocates of that approach insisted that the European Union could be pressured into going along with the search for a better deal. (“It’s all a diplomatic dance, but the reality on the ground is the Europeans want above all to preserve the deal, and the fear that Trump or Republicans will walk away from the deal has motivated them to now look at ways to fix it, ” predicted Mark Dubowitz.) The idea that we could draw Europeans into a united front by threatening them publicly with withdrawal from the deal seemed an odd choice from our vantage point, which is one reason I opposed the decertification gambit.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We stand in total solidarity with the Iranian regimes longest suffering victims: its own people. The citizens of Iran have paid a heavy price for the violence and extremism of their leaders. The Iranian people long to, and they just are longing, to reclaim their country's proud history, its culture, its civilization, its cooperation with its neighbors.feedback

Jean-Yves Le Drian

The joint action plan is an important agreement in the fight against proliferation, we really hope that the EU will also lobby Congress so that the US Congress does not question this agreement.feedback

Boris Johnson

There are specific actions which we are taking on remittances from Norther Korean diaspora to North Korean asset freezes and the sale of luxury goods. These are things where the EU can intensifies pressure on Pyongyang.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Democrats only want to increase taxes and obstruct. That's all they are good at! Dem Senator Schumer hated the Iran Deal made by President Obama, but now that I am involved, he is OK with it. Tell that to Israel, Chuck!feedback

Emmanuel Macron

He wants to make things tougher with Iran... I explained to him that for me that is a bad method. Look at the Korea situation. We broke off all negotiations with Korea. What is the result? A few years later we have a country that is about to have a nuclear weapon. The US is our ally.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I wasn't trying to humiliate. ... I take full responsibility for what was said.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

We're here. France is back. The important thing is to talk. It's not the women who should be ashamed, it's the men.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

He's (Trump) not seeking to go to war. He has made it clear to me to continue my diplomatic efforts… until the first bomb drops. Rest assured that the Chinese are not confused in any way what the American policy towards North Korea (is) or what our actions and efforts are directed at.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We don't like the fact that they're clashing. We are not taking sides in that battle.feedback

Anthony Headrick - CHS Hedging

We're seeing increased geopolitical tension in the Middle East providing support in the market today, namely in Iraqi Kurdistan, and some uncertainty around Iran.feedback

Jean-Yves Le Drian

Non-proliferation is a major element of world security and rupturing that would be extremely damaging. We hope that Congress does not put this accord in jeopardy.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

He wants to toughen up with Iran, that is what he declared on Friday. I told him that it was, in my opinion, a bad way of doing things because we have to look at Korea, we broke off talks with Korea. What is the outcome? We are waking up some years later with a Korea that is about to have a nuclear weapon.feedback

Nikki Haley

The goal at the end of the day is to hold Iran accountable.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

We cannot allow this rogue regime 30 times the size of North Korea's economy to have a nuclear arsenal.feedback

Shane Chanel

If Iran (were) found breaching their nuclear agreement and had their trade agreement revoked, (that) would be the biggest catalyst for upward momentum on crude prices.feedback

Emmanuel Macron

I constantly talk to the American president, because it's my duty. It's the right way to do it because he is the head of the top power so it's necessary to anchor him to this partnership and multilateralism. We must be more stringent with Iran on its ballistic activity, the missiles it shoots and which are not nuclear and Iran's action in the region.feedback

Josh Rogin

Putting the nuclear agreement in jeopardy and dumping the hard work of fixing it on Congress was classic Trump.feedback

John Bolton

Trump has ‘scotch’d the snake, not kill’d it.’ But proposed congressional ‘fixes’ are feckless.feedback

Nikki Haley

What we need to say is, we have to hold them accountable. They can't be continuing to support terrorism around the world, like we're seeing they do. They can't continue to test ballistic missiles, which will lead to a nuclear Iran. They can't continue to do arms smuggling in the way that they're doing.feedback

Nikki Haley

I think right now, you're going to see us stay in the deal. Because what we hope is that we can improve the situation. Right now, we're in the deal to see how we can make it better. And that's the goal. It's not that we're getting out of the deal. We're just trying to make the situation better so that the American people feel safer. They're not wrong. No, decertifying implies that all of those other things that are in the UN resolution are not happening. Those are total violations.feedback

Tom Cotton

If Iran doesn't have a covert nuclear program today, it would be the first time in a generation.feedback

Alex Fishman

If the Israeli diplomatic move fails to bear fruit, we [Israel] are headed toward a conflict with the Iranians.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

We are sure that despite all this rhetoric, foreign investment and participation in infrastructural projects will be continued in our country.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

If someday our interests are not realized and other parties want to violate their commitments, they should be aware that Iran will not hesitate a moment.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

You’re a member of Congress who opposed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the grounds that the plan had critical flaws and the Obama administration had in essence given away too much without permanently cutting off Iran’s path to a nuclear weapon. However, you correctly recognized that President Trump’s decertification stunt would alienate allies, give Iran the high ground and threaten to unravel the JCPOA with nothing to take its place. (The European Union did in fact reject Trump’s gambit, and Iran did crow that the United States is isolated.) What’s more, you’ve now heard that Trump is threatening to impose sanctions (i.e., not issue the waiver) in January to effectively end the deal. What in the world do you do now, especially if you are a Democrat seeing the president try to make you and your party an accessory to a foreign policy catastrophe?feedback

Saeed Leylaz

Hardliners will use Trump's threat as a Sword of Damocles over Rouhani's head ... While enjoying the economic benefits of the deal.feedback

Saeed Leylaz

As long as both sides only exchange words, business will continue as usual.feedback

Shirin Ebadi

There is no evidence for new charges against the British-Iranian charity worker that she plotted against Tehran. She’s a political prisoner and Britain should support her• Shirin Ebadi is a Nobel peace laureate.feedback

Nikki Haley

I think what you're going to see is the president's going to work very closely with Congress to try and come up with something that is more proportionate, something that does make sense for the U.S. to agree to. What we're saying now with Iran is don't let it become the next North Korea. So what this says to North Korea is, Don't expect us to engage in a bad deal. And also, if at any point we do come up with something, expect us to follow through with it. Expect us to hold you accountable. You're not just going to have a free-for-all.feedback

Cliff Kupchan - Eurasia Group

Iran is very unlikely to reflexively abrogate the agreement, given the substantial economic benefits it continues to receive.feedback

Karim Sadjadpour - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Iran relents when it faces international unity and lacks domestic unity. Trump is unifying Iran internally, splintering international unity.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program. The Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into. Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States and I don't think you have heard the last of it, believe me.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Then the (Iran nuclear) agreement will be terminated.feedback

Yukiya Amano - International Atomic Energy Agency

So far, IAEA has had access to all locations it needed to visit. At present, Iran is subject to the world's most robust nuclear verification regime.feedback

Donald J. Trump

The Iranian regime has committed multiple violations of the agreement. For example, on two separate occasions, they have exceeded the limit of 130 metric tons of heavy water. Until recently, the Iranian regime has also failed to meet our expectations in its operation of advanced centrifuges.feedback

Hillary Clinton

I think it's very dangerous. I think to talk about decertifying… sends the wrong message for a number of reasons. First of all, it basically says America's word is not good. That even in the absence of evidence that Iran is not complying with the Iran nuclear deal, this president is going to abandon it. We have different presidents, and this particular president is, I think, upending the kind of trust and credibility of the United States' position and negotiation that is imperative to maintain.feedback

Chris Coons

He's tossing a political hand grenade – the question of whether we ought to impose sanctions on Iran over their nuclear program or not – into the lap of Congress. And we will have 60 days to decide whether or not to do so.feedback

Chris Coons

From public statements and from private conversations that I've had, there is wide opposition to blowing up the Iran nuclear deal, even from the people who voted against it originally. The majority opinion of the senators that I've spoken to, both among supporters and opponents of the deal, is that it has succeeded so far in constraining Iran's nuclear program … and that Iran has so far kept its part of the deal.feedback

Chris Coons

Secretary of State Tillerson has said repeatedly, publicly and privately, that they're trying to do in regard to North Korea almost exactly what the Obama administration accomplished against the Iran nuclear program, through diplomacy.feedback

Chris Coons

I wish he would listen to the leaders of his national security and foreign policy team. But what's motivating him is a deep-seated dislike of this accomplishment by the Obama administration.feedback

Federica Mogherini - European Union

It doesn't belong to any single country and it's not up to one single country to terminate it. The president of the US has many powers – not this one. In the event we are not able to reach a solution working with Congress and our allies, then the agreement will be terminated… It is under continuous review, and our participation can be canceled by me, as president, at any time.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

The Iranian nation is not a nation that will yield to forceful talking and hateful speeches from a dictator. The Iranian nation will not surrender to any nation.feedback

Darius McDermott - Chelsea Financial Services

The crash began in Hong Kong, spreading to Europe, the UK and US as markets opened. One theory is that initial falls due to the slowing US economy, Iran attacks on US ships and falling oil price were intensified by computer trading, which coupled with overvalued markets, led to a panic. Markets today are different, as they have a circuit break which shuts down trading past a certain point. We saw this kick into gear with China in 2016, which prevented panic selling to some extent.feedback

Benjamin Netanyahu

If the Iran deal is left unchanged, one thing is absolutely certain: In a few years' time, the world's foremost terrorist regime will have an arsenal of nuclear weapons, and that's a tremendous danger for our collective future. President Trump has just created an opportunity to fix this bad deal, to roll back Iran's aggression and to confront its criminal support of terrorism. That's why Israel embraces this opportunity, and that's why every responsible government, and any person concerned with the peace and security of the world should do so as well.feedback

Jonathan Freedland

There are a lot of people hoping he’ll be turfed out of office soon – but first the Democrats have to start winning elections. The bar is set so low for Donald Trump that every day he doesn’t trigger a nuclear confrontation with a distant adversary is seen as a bonus. Today was one such day, as Trump signalled that he would not, after all, tear up the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, as many – including his closest lieutenants – once feared he would.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

My big concern is that what is happening in Iran or with Iran from the U.S. perspective will not remain an Iranian issue but many others in the world will consider whether they themselves should acquire nuclear weapons too given that such agreements are being destroyed. And then our children and grandchildren will grow up in a very dangerous world.feedback

Christopher Ruddy - Newsmax

I am not surprised because Donald Trump is not an ideologue, he's a realist and a pragmatist. During the campaign, he staked out some very strong positions maybe as a negotiating start point, or in other cases they were based on the facts he had at the time. Trump is actually very open to feedback and criticism on his ideas. Based on that he can easily adjust and change course.feedback

Donald J. Trump

I may very well do that. But I like a two-step process much better.feedback

Clifford Kupchan - Eurasia Group

There is now a new and scary spring in his step. He could be entering a new phase involving fuller takedowns of agreements and institutions. The Iran deal and Nafta are bellwether cases. What's really interesting is that he fired his chief revolutionary, Steve Bannon, but seems on the verge of taking on that role himself.feedback

William Inboden

The gap between President Trump's ambitious promises and actual policies is large and growing. This is weakening the institution of the presidency itself, which becomes diminished when presidents over promise and under deliver, or when responsibilities normally handled by the president become habitually shirked to Congress or other nations.feedback

Jacob Heilbrunn

It's classic Trump: bluff and bombast substituting for actual deeds. He's the political equivalent of the Washington Nationals – a choke artist at critical moments.feedback

Mike Leavitt

Presidential campaigns are won with big, simple, directional promises that rarely align well with the complexity confronted in the Oval Office. So presidents do the best they can to stretch the fabric of incomplete outcomes to cover as much bare backside as possible and move on.feedback

Clifford Kupchan - Eurasia Group

Trump's clearly got a theory of deal-making – demand the world, take the most you can, and then brag about it. It's actually a pretty good tack that's often underestimated. But the bottom line, so far in his presidency, is that he's been unable to deliver on overstated goals.feedback

Marco Rubio

I will reserve judgment until actual legislation is presented. But I have serious doubts about whether it is even possible to fix such a dangerously flawed agreement. Ultimately, leaving the nuclear deal, reimposing suspended sanctions, and having the president impose additional sanctions would serve our national interest better.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Then they might revert to developing nuclear weapons and Israel would not tolerate that and then we will be back where we were 10, 12 years ago with the danger of war relatively close to Europe.feedback

Evan McMullin

I think the president's actions on healthcare and Iran are the latest examples of his standing political strategy, which is to throw red meat to his base in order to maintain his base, as evidence of his unfitness and inability to govern mounts.feedback

Rick Tyler

He is acutely aware of the limits of presidential power. It's not like being the CEO of a company where you just do what you want to do. By using executive orders, Trump is making something happen on healthcare. He's prevented from changing it himself, but will force another branch of power to react. It's the same on Iran.feedback

Steffen Seibert

We believe this agreement is an important instrument to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran. If … an important country like the United States comes to a different conclusion as appears to be the case, we will work even harder with other partners to maintain this cohesion.feedback

Olivier Jakob - Petromatrix

We woke up with the strong data from China. That's on the supportive side.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Iran is under the control of a fanatical regime that seized power in 1979 and forced a proud people to submit to its extremist rule. This radical regime has raided the wealth of one of the world's oldest and most vibrant nations, and spread death, destruction, and chaos all around the globe.feedback

Andy Lipow - Lipow Oil Associates

The last place that we have an excess supply of oil is actually in the U.S. and you saw week ago we exported record amounts of that oil and that trend's going to continue for the rest of this year.feedback

Benjamin Salisbury - FBR Capital Markets

The president has made it very clear that he wants to escalate the pressure on Iran. So sometime middle of next year you could see the deal start to deteriorate and then you could have meaningful impact on oil supplies right when the market is tightening.feedback

Andy Lipow - Lipow Oil Associates

The world simply can't afford to see that lost supply because we can't make it up from the other OPEC and non-OPEC producers.feedback

By Nathan Gardels

Last week, the Nobel committee expressed an improbable hope by awarding its peace prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. This week, we are seeing a likely reality of more, not less, nukes in our future.feedback

Howard Rubel - Jefferies

There are some policy concerns outside of the nuclear accords that are at issue, but this should enable aircraft sales and other trade to move forward.feedback

Ajay Banga - MasterCard

There has to be a whole change in the sanctions regime that allows companies like us… to operate freely in Iran. But until the sanctions actually get lifted, this is all very nice, but we can't do very much.feedback

Daniel Clifton

Tensions are being heightened, and any move away from the existing agreement could lead to roadblocks for American companies by the Iranian regime.feedback

Harry Kazianis

I do not think the North Koreans now are going to make any provocative moves probably for the next month or so. Reason why is with President Trump putting so much pressure on Iran, the North Koreans are very smart to let the Iranians take the heat sort of in the international arena now. They would be very foolish to do anything on Guam or anything else. They might make threats. But I don't think they'll do any missile or nuclear tests in the short to immediate future.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

The intent is that we will stay in the JCPOA, but the president is going to decertify under INARA. So that's what the president has asked us to do – is either put more teeth into this obligation that Iran is undertaking for all of the sanctions relief and the benefit it receives. Or let's just forget the whole thing and we'll walk away and we'll start all over.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

There are particular risks and complexities to designating an entire army, so to speak, of a country where that then puts in place certain requirements where we run into one another in the battlefield … that we think are not appropriate and not necessarily in the best interest of our military actions. So the sanctions are around getting the financing structures themselves and getting at certain individuals and penalising people who are supporting these kinds of activity.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

We will stay in the JCPOA, but the president will decertify under INARA.feedback

Ben Cardin

Anything we do must be consistent with the JCPOA, cannot lead us on a path to violate the JCPOA and must have the support of our European allies.feedback

Angela Merkel

The times when we could fully rely on others have passed us by a little bit; that's what I've experienced in recent days. We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I indicated this to Foreign Minister Zarif when we saw each other on the margins of the U.N. I don't want to suggest to you that we give that a high chance of success but there is an openness to talk about it.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

There is a third path the president is going to be suggesting that the Congress consider, and that's using the INARA act … let's take the INARA and amend the INARA, put in place new trigger points, that if Iran violates these trigger points, the sanctions automatically go back into place.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

This is a much broader strategic approach than has been taken with Iran in the past. I don't want to suggest to you this is a slam dunk up there on [Capitol Hill]. We know it's not.feedback

Ted Cruz

It is the right thing to decertify. I think we should reimpose sanctions. The administration can reimpose sanctions. That would be the right thing to do. Congress can reimpose sanctions. When I was campaigning, I promised, that if I had been elected on Day 1 I would have ripped to shreds the Iran deal.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

It's imperative that Europe sticks together on this issue. We also have to tell the Americans that their behavior on the Iran issue will drive us Europeans into a common position with Russia and China against the USA.feedback

Jennifer Rubin

President Trump is expected to announce Friday that he will abide by an international nuclear deal with Iran for now, but ask Congress to attach new caveats that could either strengthen the deal or lead to its rupture, outside advisers and other people familiar with the planning said.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

Let's take the INARA and amend the INARA to put in place some very firm trigger points in INARA, that if Iran passes any of these trigger points, the sanctions automatically go back into place. There's no determination other than they've hit a trigger point. There's no other sanctions required. The sanctions just automatically go back on.feedback

Josh Rogin

Trump is creating a deadline and then pressuring Congress to meet it. It's a risky gambit Trump may want to see fail anyway.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think what we are laying out here is this is the pathway we think provides us the best platform from which to attempt to fix this deal. I'm not suggesting – we may be unsuccessful and we may not be able to fix it and if we're not, then we may we out of the deal.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You saw what we did yesterday with respect to health care. It's step by step by step. And that was a very big step yesterday. Another big step was taken the day before yesterday. And one by one, it's going to come down and we are going to have great health care in our country. We're taking a little different route than we had hoped because getting Congress…they forgot what their pledges were. So we're going a little different route, but you know what? In the end, it's going to be just as effective and maybe it will even be better.feedback

Ali Larijani

They seem to have begun certain movements, which in the long run will cause a lack of order on the international arena.feedback

Rex W. Tillerson

I think they can trust we'll never do a deal this weak again.feedback

Joseph Votel - Army

Iran is kind of a long-term destabilizing actor in the region and so we remain concerned about their activities as well.feedback

Liam Fox

We know that our public services are attacked, so it is not at all surprising that there should be an attempt to hack into parliamentary emails. And it's a warning to everybody, whether they are in parliament or elsewhere, that they need to do everything possible to maintain their own cybersecurity.feedback

Richard Nephew

To my knowledge, there is no evidence of this. The I.A.E.A. has never said that this is the case.feedback

Donald J. Trump

We got weak inspections in exchange for no more than a purely short-term and temporary delay in Iran's path to a bomb.feedback

Mark Dubowitz

Decertification isn't a sufficient condition to break the paralysis of our Iran policy, but it is a necessary one.feedback

Ben Rhodes

For the United States to begin, through Congress, or other means, try to reconstitute the deal would represent a violation. This is completely unnecessary and arbitrary. Trump's team wanted to find a rationalisation for an irrational decision.feedback

Esmail Ghaani

We are not a war-mongering country. But any military action against Iran will be regretted... We have buried many... like Trump and know how to fight against America.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Some states could understand the breakdown of the Iran deal as a signal to provide themselves with nuclear weapons as quickly as possible. Then we would not only have North Korea as an acute problem.feedback

Edward Morse - Citigroup Global Markets

There's nothing that's going to happen for a good, long time. The bad expectation in the market would be a re-imposing of those sanctions which force the U.S. to try to get allies to reduce a significant amount of the oil imported from Iran.feedback

Edward Morse - Citigroup Global Markets

China would probably ignore it and add more from Iran if the U.S. goes ahead with something along those lines. Between European countries and Asian countries, we suspect both Japan and Korea will be cooperative, potentially reducing their imports from Iran by 500,000 barrels a day…Europe is mixed.feedback

Edward Morse - Citigroup Global Markets

It' s not like there's a lot of sympathy for doing anything that would result in lower imports because the Europeans think this is kind of a unilateral decision by the U.S. government, which has reneged on an official government policy – which has nothing to do with Iran violations of the conditions of the JCPOA.feedback

Edward Morse - Citigroup Global Markets

It could be the nuclear agreement, per se, but there is a clamoring to do what Obama didn't want to do, which would be to bring in complaints about Iran on the use of cash in the neighborhood.feedback

Scott Modell

[Congress] can vote to re-impose sanctions that are currently waived, and then the president would have to sign it…But I think what's going to happen instead is there's lower-hanging fruit they're going to go to. They're going to push on non-nuclear sanctions.feedback

Scott Modell

There's always a push to add new names to the list. …There's no real appetite even among Iran hawks to unravel the deal. They don't want to re-impose sanctions that would blow up the deal.feedback

John Kilduff - Again Capital

If he doesn't surprise us with more than just de-certification it shouldn't move prices. But he is talking about a new strategy, so I don't know if there's something more there than just de-certification.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

Yes, senator, I do. I believe at this point in time, absent indication to the contrary, it is something that the president should consider staying with.feedback

Mike Pompeo

In recent years, the IRGC has become more reckless and provocative, seeking to exploit the vacuum left by instability in the Middle East to aggressively expand its influence. It openly vows to annihilate Israel. And when you look at the death and destruction inflicted in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq by Tehran and its proxies, the threat is clear: Iran is mounting a ruthless drive to be the hegemonic power in the region.feedback

Mike Pompeo

Iran's Ministry of Intelligence and Security and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps are the cudgels of a despotic theocracy, with the IRGC accountable only to a Supreme Leader. They're the vanguard of a pernicious empire that is expanding its power and influence across the Middle East.feedback

Mike Pompeo

We do not have evidence of a direct link to Iran, but we are closely examining this tragic incident.feedback

Mike Pompeo

For unlike ISIS and its mirage of a caliphate, Iran is a powerful nation-state that remains the world's largest state-sponsor of terrorism. The Islamic Republic is Iran's version of what the caliphate ought to look like under the control of an Ayatollah and his praetorian guard, the IRGC.feedback

Luis Norton de Matos

I would have fewer people to defend in zones and perhaps, we could have conceded more goals. I must mention that if you are physically tired, mistakes begin to happen. There are a lot of teams with experience like Iraq and Iran whose quality and experience is different to what we have. I can only make an omelette from the eggs that I have. I am proud that the coach of Chile, Ghana, USA and Mexico have praised our organization. This is the job of my players and me.feedback

By Jennifer Rubin

President Trump was livid. Why, he asked his advisers in mid-July, should he go along with what he considered the failed Obama-era policy toward Iran and prop up an international nuclear deal he saw as disastrous?feedback

Pierre Vimont

Refusing to certify the deal would put the U.S. credibility on the line. And the U.S. ennemies and competitors in the region would have a field day and would increase their influence, especially Russia. All this should lead Trump to think twice.feedback

Daniel Schwammenthal

We see iran continuously researching and testing ballistic missile. You need ballistic missile hugely in military purposes for nucelar war heads. Whatever the virtues are of the deal, we know that in 8 to 13 years from now, most of the important restrictions would fall away and the Iranian regime will basically have a threshhold nuclear capability, legitimised by the international community.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Today, the president of America has created conditions where Iran is more united than ever. Today, those who oppose the nuclear deal and those who support it are side by side. We all have one voice.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Mr. President: Words spoken by the President of the United States matter. Are you tonight recanting of the oath you took on January 20th to preserve, protect, and defend the First Amendment?feedback

Jonathan Cohn - The Huffington Post

The new, less regulated insurance plans could provide an attractive alternative to consumers who don't expect to have large medical bills and who are frustrated with the high premiums they pay for policies today. At the same time, comprehensive coverage could become harder and eventually even impossible to find, especially for people with pre-existing conditions.feedback

Qais Abdul-Karim

We have a very straightforward attitude toward anyone who wants to effect such a reconciliation: Recognize the State of Israel, dismantle Hamas's military wing, sever the relationship with Iran, which calls for our destruction.feedback

Donald J. Trump

You're going to see very soon. We're going to be announcing that very shortly.feedback

Adam Kinzinger

A nuclear deal that actually works would be good for everybody. This one has serious flaws.feedback

Sarah Sanders

I think we have some serious world issues here. I think that North Korea, Iran both continue to be bad actors and the president is somebody who's going to always look for ways to protect Americans. Not at all. As you know, he's a person who like to take action and take it quickly. He wants options on the table so that he can make quick decision.feedback

Eliot Engel

We need to work with allies and partners on a shared agenda that holds the regime in Iran accountable, not dividing America from our closest friends across the globe.feedback

Elizabeth Rosenberg - Center for a New American Security

Congress and the administration need to be on the same page, and a major breakdown in the working relationship between one of the very few key Republicans on the Hill who works with Democrats and the president on Iran policy bodes very poorly.feedback

Daryl Kimball

What Trump is doing is opening a very unnecessary 'Pandora's box' of troubles at a time when he is unable to competently handle the crisis with North Korea's nuclear program.feedback

Mark Dubowitz

The decertification is an essential first step to persuading the Europeans that the alternatives to fixing the deal could be President Trump's decision to abandon the deal.feedback

Ehud Barak

Think what happens in the next generation if Iran turns nuclear. It's become almost inevitable that we are entering a totally different international landscape. Kim Jong-un is extreme. But he is totally predictable and almost transparent – simple to understand. He just doesn't want to experience what happened to Qaddafi and Saddam Hussein. Basically, there is no way he will give up his nuclear intentions. Like many Israelis I think the Iran deal is a bad deal, but it is a done deal. No one personally remembers the Cuban crisis or the Berlin crisis.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

OK, if you want to keep Daesh (the Islamic State group) in this region for 20 years and use it as a tool, then OK, it is your right to be angry with the Revolutionary Guards. Because the Revolutionary Guards, by their planning, and support for the nations of Iraq, Syria and Lebanon have humiliated Daesh. We are one society. We are all Iran. There are no differences among our factions in confronting our enemies' conspiracies. The current US president has created a situation where Iran is more integrated than ever, more unanimous, more united.feedback

Donald J. Trump

It should have been taken care of long ago. I think it was one of the most incompetently drawn deals I've ever seen...we got nothing. So this is the worst deal. We got nothing. We got nothing.feedback

Sebastian Gorka

He's not going to re-certify. I'm not worried. His gut instinct is absolutely right.feedback

Ed Royce

As flawed as the deal is, I believe we must now enforce the hell out of it. Let's work with allies to make certain that international inspectors have better access to possible nuclear sites, and we should address the fundamental sunset shortcoming, as our allies have recognized.feedback

Kellyanne Conway

She can call me in the White House today. It took Hillary abt 5 minutes to blame NRA for madman's rampage, but 5 days to sorta-kinda blame Harvey Weinstein 4 his sexually assaults. On this, I felt like a woman who ran to be commander-in-chief and president of the United States, the first one ever, who talks about women's empowerment, took an awfully long time to give support to those women who were coming forward. And has still, as far as we know Bill, kept the money. Kept the dirty money that dirty Harvey has given her in her campaign.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

[The US] think that the Guards are a military entity. The Revolutionary Guards are not a military entity. They're in the heart of the people. The Revolutionary Guards, in all the days of danger, have defended our national interests.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Senator Corker worked with Nancy Pelosi and the Obama administration to pave the way for that and rolled out the red carpet for the Iran deal.feedback

Ed Royce

Whatever he decides, it is critical that the president lay out the facts. He should explain what his decision means, and what it doesn't. And then, I hope – as I have tried to do here today – the president will define a responsible path forward to confront the full range of threats posed by Iran.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

Then they will say why did you trust America and sign an agreement with them?feedback

John Hardy - Federal Reserve System

Russia and Iran, long suffering at the hands of U.S. financial and trade sanctions, will be happy participants in this scheme and could provide critical mass. The bigger test will be whether traditional U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia, would be willing to risk the ire and financial might of the U.S. by agreeing to receive yuan for oil.feedback

Theresa May

The [prime minister] reaffirmed the UK's strong commitment to the deal alongside our European partners, saying it was vitally important for regional security.feedback

Matthew Schlapp

The president is channeling the views of a lot of conservatives who still feel burned by the Iran nuclear deal and who feel that (Corker) is a bit of a chickenhawk when it comes to conservative issues. He clearly is demonstrating that his party does not dominate his judgment on everything, so he's OK with going after these Republicans who are unreliable on key issues. He tends to pick targets that have been bothering Republicans for a long period of time.feedback

David Dollar

China is well known for funding a number of governments with poor governance such as Venezuela, Angola, Iran, and Pakistan. [However,] these are balanced by large amounts of lending to countries with relatively good governance: Brazil, India, Indonesia, and the East African states. China's lending seems to be indifferent to governance.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

I believe that they [Iran] fundamentally are [in compliance]. There have been certainly some areas where they were not temporarily in that regard, but overall our intelligence community believes that they have been compliant and the IAEA also says so. It is something that the president should consider staying with.feedback

Anthony Ruggiero

[The policy] seems to be working. The diplomatic effort is now supported by the threat of U.S. secondary sanctions and [will] force companies/countries to pick the U.S. or North Korea; as expected and as we saw with Iran, they pick the United States.feedback

Boris Johnson

The nuclear deal was a crucial agreement that neutralized [Iran's] nuclear threat. The UK supports the deal and stresses the importance of all parties continuing to uphold their commitments.feedback

Jake Sullivan

This dance around decertification has not been productive for our broader goals. It's much harder to push our European partners to pressure Iran on missiles and terrorism when they are more focused on the risk Washington poses than they are on the risk Tehran poses.feedback

Shahbaz Hassanpour

In the closed session Zarif emphasized that if the Americans take any steps against the nuclear deal that the Islamic Republic of Iran will give them a more crushing response.feedback

Ehud Barak

Think what happens in the next generation if Iran turns nuclear. It's become almost inevitable that we are entering a totally different international landscape. Iran is far from being an existential threat to Israel. It carries all the potential of turning into an existential threat in the longer-term.feedback

Ehud Barak

No one personally remembers the Cuban crisis or the Berlin crisis. People at the leadership level don't have the fingertip feel for how easily the world situation can cascade.feedback

Ehud Barak

Even if America decides to pull out of it, no one will join – not the Chinese, not the Russians, not even the Europeans. It will serve the Iranians.feedback

Ehud Barak

They will say it makes no sense negotiating with the Americans if they can pull out of a deal that has been signed, unilaterally, after a relatively short time.feedback

Condoleezza Rice

The United States wants to be seen as living up to the obligations that it's undertaken from president to president to president.feedback

Roger Cohen - The New York Times

Decertifying the Iran nuclear deal will signal that the United States is now a power whose word is worthless.feedback

Boris Johnson

The nuclear deal was a crucial agreement that neutralized Iran's nuclear threat. The U.K. supports the deal and stresses the importance of all parties continuing to uphold their commitments. It was the culmination of 13 years of painstaking diplomacy and has increased security, both in the region and in the U.K. We have made no bones about our deep concern at Iran's destabilizing regional activity, including its ballistic missile program, but I remain steadfast in my view that the nuclear deal was an historic achievement that has undoubtedly made the world a safer place.feedback

Richard Fontaine - Center for a New American Security

It's hard to imagine a world where the administration signals that it's going to decline to certify and it would like to see the reimposition of some or all sanctions – and Congress not acting. From a Republican point of view, would you want to take a position against the reimposition of Iran sanctions on the Hill, only to see the president do it anyway?feedback

Richard Nephew

The worst scenario we'll get into is one where there is not enough pressure to force Iran to make concessions, but enough pressure to make them say this agreement isn't working for us and reconsider the nuclear restrictions that are in place.feedback

Sarah Sanders

The president has reached a decision on an overall Iran strategy, [he] wants to make sure that we have a broad policy to deal with that, not just one part of it, as i said last week, to deal with all of the problems of Iran being a bad actor. Beyond that I don't have anything else to add. I'll let the President speak to that later this week.feedback

Mohammad Javad Zarif

No party or country need fear our missiles ... unless it intends to attack our territory.feedback

Christian Wuck

All those aspects contributed to the fact that Germany could not perform to a good level. Let's say that Iran played a great match and we didn't play at our level.feedback

Christian Wuck

I told my players that during their careers they will face many setbacks and this is probably one of their biggest setbacks but we have to come back strongly against Guinea.feedback

Christian Wuck

I don't know. They played a very good game against us and against Guinea also. They are mentally a very good team.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

He worked with them on the legislation that rolled that out. That's what helped I think put things in motion. He may have voted against the deal ultimately, but he not only allowed the deal to happen, he gave it credibility. I stand by my statement.feedback

Ali Akbar Velayati

The Americans ... are too small to be able to harm the Revolutionary Guards. We have all options on the table. Whatever they do, we will take reciprocal measures.feedback

Suzanne Maloney - Brookings Institution

In effect we just begin a process that has real unintended consequences in terms of potentially driving the Iranians out of the deal and creating the conditions for its slow erosion over time.feedback

Mark Dubowitz

It's all a diplomatic dance, but the reality on the ground is the Europeans want above all to preserve the deal, and the fear that Trump or Republicans will walk away from the deal has motivated them to now look at ways to fix it.feedback

Mark Dubowitz

What Iran is going to face now is the roll out of a major American pressure campaign using all instruments of national power to neutralize and roll back Iranian aggression.feedback

Mark Dubowitz

All of those fears have been heightened under a president they believe is much more willing to use coercive American power.feedback

Suzanne Maloney - Brookings Institution

I think it creates a set of circumstances in which the Europeans are that much less likely to try to placate the administration because this is the eventuality they were hoping to forestall.feedback

Ali Akbar Velayati

Whatever they do we will take reciprocal measures. We have all options on the table.feedback

Andrew Keller

It could lead to the unravelling of the deal at a time when Iran is reportedly complying and more and more businesses are engaging as a result of sanctions relief. In other words, the deal is working as we intended it to work. Sanctions may not ultimately be reimposed, but decertification will destabilise the deal for governments and businesses alike. The IRGC [the Guards] is already subject to multiple US sanctions. Piling on another terrorist designation seems unlikely to stop any IRGC activity, but it will add to the compliance challenges facing businesses engaging in Iran.feedback

Sigmar Gabriel

Our big concern, with regard to North Korea, is that it is very unlikely that the North Korean dictatorship would sign an international agreement in which it agrees to renounce nuclear weapons when the one agreement like this (with Iran) is being called into question.feedback

Dennis Gartman

All things being otherwise equal, if things remain as they are right now, crude oil probably wants to continue to trend downward. I watch the term structures and the term structures had turned about a month and a half ago pretty bullishly, but in the course of the last week they've actually begun to turn bearishly once again.feedback

Dennis Gartman

If that were to occur, you'd probably get a $3, $4, $5 dollar rally for crude oil. But let's remember that crude oil is fungible. Are the Iranians not going to sell crude oil? Will they not be able to move it to somebody else? Of course that's what's going to happen.feedback

Monique Villa

These charges are linked to her work at BBC Media Action and at the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This is a complete invention as the Thomson Reuters Foundation doesn't work in Iran and has no programme or dealings with Iran. We continue to assert that she is 100% innocent and that these ludicrous charges must be dropped immediately, and Nazanin released and reunited with her daughter Gabriella and her husband Richard.feedback

Monique Villa

This inhumane treatment is breaking up a young family and has already caused irreparable damage to Nazanin's physical and mental health. What happened yesterday and the description that the family has given is harrowing. Hearing that Nazanin, who we know to be a very strong woman, almost collapsed in court is another sign of how traumatised she must be now.feedback

Mohammad Ali Jafari

As we've announced in the past, if America's new law for sanctions is passed, this country will have to move their regional bases outside the 2,000 km range of Iran's missiles. If the news is correct about the stupidity of the American government in considering the Revolutionary Guards a terrorist group, then the Revolutionary Guards will consider the American army to be like Islamic State all around the world particularly in the Middle East.feedback

Donald J. Trump

Senator Bob Corker 'begged' me to endorse him for re-election in Tennessee. I said 'NO' and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement). He also wanted to be Secretary of State, I said 'NO THANKS.' He is also largely responsible for the horrendous Iran Deal! Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in '18. Tennessee not happy!feedback

Todd Womack

We led the opposition to the Iran deal and there would have been no vote in Congress had it not been for Corker's bill. We forced a vote on the Iran deal, [the Obama Administration's] plan was to go around Congress.feedback

Mohammad Ali Jafari

The Americans should know that the Trump government's stupid behaviour with the nuclear deal will be used by the Islamic Republic as an opportunity to move ahead with its missile, regional and conventional defence programme.feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

I wouldn't say that he's messing with the press. I think that North Korea, Iran both continue to be bad actors.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

If anybody repeats that people should come to the ballot box, they should be punished?feedback

Sarah Huckabee Sanders

That's what his team is focussed on and that's what he'll be rolling out to address that as a whole in the coming days.feedback

Hassan Rouhani

In the nuclear negotiations and agreement we reached issues and benefits that are not reversible. No one can turn that back, not Mr. Trump or anyone else. Even if 10 other Trumps are created in the world, these are not reversible.feedback

James Mattis - US Marine Corps

The president has to consider, more broadly, things that rightly fall under his portfolio of looking out for the American people in areas that go beyond the specific letters of the JCPOA. In that regard, I support the rigorous review that he has got going on right now.feedback

Tom Cotton

The president should decline to certify, not primarily on grounds related to Iran's technical compliance, but rather based on the long catalog of the regime's crimes and perfidy against the United States, as well as the deal's inherent weakness. The world needs to know we're serious, we're willing to walk away, and we're willing to reimpose sanctions – and a lot more than that. And they'll know that when the president declines to certify the deal, and not before.feedback

Jack Reed

This is more of a political maneuver than a strategic decision.feedback

Eddie Kerman - IndiGo

American companies like Amazon might not be able to enter the Iranian market, but there is a significant possibility that European or Asian companies buy the larger Iranian players.feedback

Kamran Adle

We haven't come across any of those governmental push-backs.feedback

Kamran Adle

Iranian infrastructure has dramatically improved in recent of years. 3G and 4G is much more commonplace than it was a couple of years ago.feedback

Jeffrey Lewis

This is the kind of idle threat that, made at the wrong time, could trigger an unexpected escalation on the Korean Peninsula. Please stop.feedback

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