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10 April 2018

On Monday, Iran unveiled "84 achievements" in the field of nuclear technology including "a nuclear battery and centrifuges for the oil industry, nuclear fission, nuclear medicine and power plants".

The United States on Tuesday welcomed reports that the European Union was considering new sanctions on Iran and said risks remained for those who were pondering doing business with the Islamic Republic.

Rouhani, for his part, warned the USA against the possible consequences of such a move, saying Tehran's response to such a scenario would be "stronger than can be imagined".

"We are much more prepared than they think, and they will see that if they violate this accord, within a week, less than a week, they will see the result".

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In January, Trump delivered an ultimatum to the European signatories of the 2015 nuclear accord, which aimed to curb Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting various trade and economic sanctions.

It was not the first time Iran has suggested that pulling out of the deal would be a grave mistake for the U.S.

The Republican president said they must agree to "fix the bad flaws of the Iran nuclear deal", which was agreed to under his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, or he would refuse to extend US sanctions relief on Iran.

United States sanctions that were lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) of 2015 will resume unless Trump waives them again on May 12.

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On Sunday, Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, told that state-run press that Iran has the power to begin enriching uranium - needed to create nuclear weapons - to 20% within just four days of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei giving the order.

Rouhani said on Monday that Iran's missile capabilities were purely defensive.

Tehran and Moscow are completely unanimous in many regional fields, he said, adding, "It is understandable for us that some Western countries are annoyed with Russian Federation and are trying to make problems for this great power in the region and the world".

President Rouhani referred to his 12 meetings with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in recent years, and added, "Anytime we met, we have moved one step forward in deepening ties and cooperation".

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The US dollar jumped in a day from 54,700 rials to 58,000 rials in the open market in Tehran, local media reported.

Iranian President says United States will regret if it scraps n