Iran lawmakers burn US flag in Parliament, cry "Death to America"

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US President Donald Trump is not fit for his job, the speaker of Iran's parliament said on Wednesday, in Tehran's most personal criticism since Trump's decision to withdraw from a 2015 nuclear pact between Tehran and six world powers.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said the deal with Iran was "not dead" and added that President Emmanuel Macron would speak later in the day to Rouhani. Many say they have not seen any benefits from the nuclear deal.

Donald Trump revealed that the Iran deal is totally defective.

"This means the North is seeking a global commitment to a deal with the U.S. to prevent the United States from unilaterally rolling it back", Koh told AFP.

Members of parliament burned a United States flag and a symbolic copy of the Iran deal, known officially as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a session of parliament began.

"Iran has used the course of the negotiations, the lengthy period leading up to the deal to increase the capability and sophistication both of its nuclear weapons program and its ballistic missile program, and has continued to do so since the deal in 2015", Bolton said.

The Europeans had already agreed to a significant compromise: to reimpose sanctions if there was a determination that the Iranians were within 12 months of producing a nuclear weapon.

He called it a defective deal and said that the USA is again imposing sanctions on Iran.

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Prime Minister also said that the Congress party has also insulted and humiliated another Dalit leader Late Jagjivan Ram. Even JD (S) supremo HD Deve Gowda slammed the Congress party and demanded a high-level investigation.

Other world leaders have also reacted to the news of Trump's decision.

Former US President Barack Obama said that the deal was working and called it a model for what diplomacy can accomplish.

"Mr Trump I tell you on behalf of the Iranian people: You've made a mistake".

The decision was made despite repeated personal pleas by European leaders and cast aside more than a decade and a half of careful diplomacy by Britain, China, France, Germany, Iran, Russia and past United States administrations. "This agreement remains important for our shared security", the group said in a joint statement.

Iranian politicians have always been fond of "death to America" chants, so a number of them naturally seized on Trump's decision to withdraw from the deal, holding an anti-US demonstration during a parliamentary session.

Iran's regional rival, Saudi Arabia, says it "supports and welcomes" the decision.

The dollar was being offered for as much as 75,000 rials, compared to around 65,000 just before Trump announced his decision on Tuesday night, according to foreign exchange website (, which tracks the free market.

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