Iran’s president spoke after France’s Emmanuel Macron flew to Washington to try to convince Trump to stick with the landmark pact.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday dismissed Donald Trump as unqualified to deal with important international issues amid U.S. threats to potentially walk away from the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran.
Rouhani spoke on state TV after French leader Emmanuel Macron flew to Washington to meet with the U.S. president. Among Macron’s aims was convincing Trump to stick with the 2015 pact, which saw Iran sharply curtail its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.
Rouhani, a reforming cleric, unleashed a series of insults during his speech.”You don’t have any background in politics,” Reuters quoted him saying in comments directed at Trump. “You don’t have any background in law. You don’t have any background on international treaties.”