May 16, 2018 / 9:21 AM / 7 months ago

Rouhani says Trump misjudged Iran by expecting it to leave nuclear deal: ISNA

FILE PHOTO: Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump expected Tehran to leave the nuclear deal after the U.S. withdrawal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday.

Tehran had refused to follow that plan by trying to save the deal with its remaining signatories, he said.

“Trump played his first card, but miscalculated the second move... as Iran did not follow that plan,” Rouhani was quoted as saying by the ISNA agency.

Reporting by Bozorgmehr Sharafedin; editing by John Stonestreet

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