Iranian president travels to Austria in effort to salvage Iran deal


"But history will judge other nations based on what they do today", Rouhani said during a visit to Vienna.

The top diplomats of Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation will join Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in the Austrian capital, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported, for their first talks together on the deal since Washington pulled out earlier this year. Tehran said its foreign minister would meet counterparts from USA allies Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russian Federation and China, in Vienna on Friday to discuss ways of maintaining the nuclear deal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday suggested Iran could halt regional exports.

Iran has warned it is ready to resume uranium enrichment to 20 percent above the level permitted in the deal "within days" if the agreement falls apart. In exchange, billions of dollars of seized Iranian money was released, while many restrictions on the country were ended.

The apparent foiled attack was to have targeted a meeting of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters in a northern suburb of the French capital that was also attended by leading U.S. figures, including close allies of President Donald Trump. He described the agreement as "very badly negotiated".

MP Assadollah Qarehkhani was quoted by media as saying that a special committee had been formed in the Parliament that would deal with bartering oil with goods, adding that this was meant to help Iran overcome the impacts of upcoming USA sanctions.

"We heard very clearly what Nikki Haley said and we are in no doubt the USA will use pressure, not just on us around the world".

US, North Korean officials met Sunday
President Trump also highlighted that he envisions a great future for North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most risky problem.

Is Donald Trump on an unrelentless quest to corner Iran? Oil remains Iran's lifeblood and supplies roughly 40 percent of the government's revenue. He added that US officials are working to contain any problems that may affect the worldwide energy market.

When asked at a news conference in the Swiss capital of Bern later on Tuesday whether those comments constituted a threat to interfere with the shipping of neighboring countries, Rouhani said, "Assuming that Iran could become the only oil producer unable to export its oil is a wrong assumption ..."

Five other suspects were detained in Belgium and France, authorities in the two countries have said.

The Iranian leader added that Iran will outlast the current American administration.

But many believe nations will have to sever ties once Washington reimposes sanctions - to avoid losing access to U.S. markets and financing.

These measures will include targeting Iran's automobile industry, trade and some metals, including gold.

Rouhani also told International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Yukiya Amano during a meeting that Tehran reserves the right to make "new decisions" based on whether or not Iran could still benefit from the 2015 nuclear deal, after the United States unilaterally withdrew from the accord in May. George Grow was the editor.