U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday (January 17), the Trump administration would do irreparable damage if they cancelled nuclear deal with Iran. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday (January 17), the Trump administration would do irreparable damage if they cancelled a nuclear deal with Iran. Just days away from the inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, Kerry said he didn't believe the deal would be undone but if it was it would injure the U.S.' credibility. Earlier on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Trump could not unilaterally cancel the nuclear deal Tehran signed with world powers including Washington and that talk of renegotiating it was "meaningless". Trump, who will take office on Friday, has called the July 2015 agreement "the worst deal ever negotiated". He has threatened to either scrap the agreement or seek a better deal. Under Iran's agreement with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, Tehran agreed to shrink its nuclear programme to satisfy the powers that it could not be put to developing atomic bombs. In exchange, Iran received relief from sanctions, most of which were lifted in January 2016. Kerry took the opportunity at the Forum to talk about the uncertainty in Europe and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.