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Iran may remain in nuclear deal, even if U.S. pulls out

Hassan Rouhani waves his hand up before a blue background.
Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Majid Saeedi/ Getty Images

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Monday that Iran would remain in the 2015 nuclear deal even if President Trump pulls out, so long as Iranian interests area are “guaranteed” by the other parties to the deal, Reuters reports.

Between the lines: If the U.S. decides to implement sanctions with full force, that will severely limit the ability of companies in Europe and elsewhere to do business with Iran. If that happens, and the deal collapses, Iran seems intent to portray the U.S. as the bad actor and itself as a victim.