Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has addressed US President Donald Trump directly, telling him he “made a mistake” in deciding to leave a multi-country nuclear deal.
Mr Khamenei said: “I said from the first day: don’t trust America.”
He urged his government to get guarantees from European powers before agreeing to continue with the deal.
The 2015 agreement curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of UN, US and EU sanctions.
It was signed by Mr Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, UK, France, China and Russia – plus Germany.
But Mr Trump, long opposed to the deal, said on Tuesday that it was “defective at its core” and the US would withdraw, reimposing economic sanctions.