Iran’s Rouhani threatens Europe: US forces are not safe today, Europeans may be in danger tomorrow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is threatening that European soldiers deployed in the Middle East “may be in danger” after Britain, France and Germany have kickstarted a process that could lead to the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, after triggering the deal’s dispute resolution mechanism.

“American forces are not safe in the region today, and the European forces may be in danger tomorrow,” Rouhani said during a televised Cabinet meeting.

It marks the first time Rouhani has threatened Europe amid tensions with the US, which unilaterally withdrew from the deal in May 2018 under US President Donald Trump.

Rouhani dismissed on Tuesday a proposal for a new “Trump deal”, saying it was a “strange” offer.

PM Netanyahu on Sunday, at the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting, called on Britain, France and Germany to join the American effort.

“I commend President Trump for imposing new and very harsh sanctions against this regime. I must say that this was also done close to the Iranian decision to accelerate uranium enrichment”.

“I call on Britain, France and Germany to join the American effort. They need to go to the Security Council, and there they need to activate the sanctions that have been decided upon”.

“I would like to reiterate: Israel will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons”, Netanyahu said.