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Iranian president: U.S. to come back to JCPOA sooner or later

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The United States will sooner or later support the Iran nuclear agreement again, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said.

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He noted that the U.S. decision to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal in May was "a mistake" because there are no benefits for the people of the United States, Iran, Europe or any other country.

"The United States of America one day will come back, sooner or later," Rouhani told a news conference.

The Iranian president said the Trump administration made a "second mistake" in holding a meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday during which 14 countries either directly or indirectly backed the nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other major powers.

Rouhani said that U.S. President Donald Trump, who chaired the session, spoke against the deal known as the JCPOA and appeared isolated as a result.

Responding to a question about whether the harsh language that Trump and his top official have used about Iran might lead to war, Rouhani said Iran since the 1979 revolution "has been subjected to that type of language many times." But he said Trump administration officials "speak with a different style, presumably because they’re new to politics," Reuters reported.

Rouhani said Iran will continue working with countries that support the nuclear deal.

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