Tensions are at an all time high…
President Hassan Rouhani said Iran was ready for the worst in an uphill struggle to salvage its nuclear deal with world powers..
Fears of a Middle East war with global repercussions have risen since President Donald Trump withdrew last year from the 2015 deal.
Iran has retaliated by breaching the deal, resuming uranium enrichment seen in the West.
“We have a hard battle ahead, but we shall surely win,” Rouhani said on live state television.
“We are not acting on the assumption we will get results through talks and accords,” Rouhani said, alluding to European powers trying to salvage the deal that reined in Iran’s disputed nuclear advances but unable to protect from U.S. sanctions the trade benefits that Tehran was promised in return.
“Instead we are planning based on the assumption that we will not achieve results. Our budget for this year and next, our ministries are also acting on this basis…We are acting and going step-by-step with long-term prudence.”