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Iran president: Trump won't be able to harm the nuclear deal

  • In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, center, Science Minister Mohammad Farhadi, right, and head of the President's office Mohammad Nahavandian, left, listen to the national anthem at the start of a ceremony marking Student Day at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Rouhani said Tuesday his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. His remarks underscore Iranian leaders' attempts to calm concerns over the future of the deal in the wake of Trump's election. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

    In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani, center, Science Minister Mohammad Farhadi, right, and head of the President's office Mohammad Nahavandian, left, listen to the national anthem at the start of a ceremony marking Student Day at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Rouhani said Tuesday his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. His remarks underscore Iranian leaders' attempts to calm concerns over the future of the deal in the wake of Trump's election. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speeches in a ceremony marking Student Day at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Iran's president said Tuesday his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Rouhani says that while the president-elect "may desire to weaken the nuclear deal," such desires "cannot affect our will." His remarks underscore Iranian leaders' attempts to calm concerns over the future of the deal in the wake of Trump's election. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

    In this photo released by official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speeches in a ceremony marking Student Day at Tehran University in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Iran's president said Tuesday his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Rouhani says that while the president-elect "may desire to weaken the nuclear deal," such desires "cannot affect our will." His remarks underscore Iranian leaders' attempts to calm concerns over the future of the deal in the wake of Trump's election. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's president says his country will not allow incoming U.S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers.

Hassan Rouhani made the comments in a speech at the University of Tehran on Tuesday.

Rouhani said: "Some man is elected in the U.S. Whatever plans he has, it will be revealed later. Yes, he may desire many things. He may desire to weaken the nuclear deal. He may desire to rip up the deal. Do you suppose we will allow this?"

Rouhani says such desires "cannot affect our will." The remarks were the latest Iranian leaders' attempts to calm concerns over the future of the deal in the wake of Trump's election.

On the campaign trail, Trump called the deal "catastrophic" and vowed to renegotiate it.