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Iran: Attack on Iran would cross 'our red line' - President Rouhani01:57

Iran: Attack on Iran would cross 'our red line' - President Rouhani

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
June 26, 2019 at 15:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

While Iran would not wage war against any nations, it would stand up against any attack on its borders, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a meeting with his cabinet in Tehran on Wednesday.

"We do not allow for our country to be invaded. In defence, if our borders are invaded, our red line is crossed and we will stand against it," said Rouhani, while also advising the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to uphold their end of the Iran nuclear deal.

Rouhani also slammed Washington's imposing of fresh sanctions during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who had attempted to mediate in relieving escalating tensions between Iran and the US.

"This is the best way for them to show that they are not being honest and they are playing games," said the Iranian President, adding that US President Donald Trump's remarks and behaviours are "abnormal."

Tensions have been escalating after Iran announced in May it was partially withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA) also known as the Iran nuclear deal after US unilaterally left the deal in 2018, imposing new sanctions on Iran.

Iran: Attack on Iran would cross 'our red line' - President Rouhani01:57
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While Iran would not wage war against any nations, it would stand up against any attack on its borders, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a meeting with his cabinet in Tehran on Wednesday.

"We do not allow for our country to be invaded. In defence, if our borders are invaded, our red line is crossed and we will stand against it," said Rouhani, while also advising the signatories of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to uphold their end of the Iran nuclear deal.

Rouhani also slammed Washington's imposing of fresh sanctions during the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who had attempted to mediate in relieving escalating tensions between Iran and the US.

"This is the best way for them to show that they are not being honest and they are playing games," said the Iranian President, adding that US President Donald Trump's remarks and behaviours are "abnormal."

Tensions have been escalating after Iran announced in May it was partially withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plane of Action (JCPOA) also known as the Iran nuclear deal after US unilaterally left the deal in 2018, imposing new sanctions on Iran.

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