Iran’s nuclear chief warns of ‘harsh consequences’ if scientists attacked

The Times of Israel reports: “Iran’s nuclear chief told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not.

Ali Akbar Salehi also told the AP in an exclusive interview Tuesday in Tehran that the ‘consequences will be harsh’ if there are any new attacks targeting Iran’s nuclear scientists. A string of bombings, blamed on Israel, targeted a number of scientists beginning in 2010 at the height of Western concerns over Iran’s program.

Salehi also said that US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the 2015 accord ‘puts him on the loser’s side’ of history…”

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