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Trump Gives The Iran Deal One Last Lifeline

Trump Gives The Iran Deal One Last Lifeline”

President Trump is re-certifying the Iranian nuclear deal Friday for another 120 days but warned it's the last time, as the U.S. seeks a tougher agreement against Tehran with European allies, and the administration slapped Iran with fresh sanctions.

He said Beijing would continue playing a constructive role in maintaining and implementing the JCPOA, adding that the deal would help maintain peace and stability in the region and solve "other hot issues" around the world.

"Fourth, the legislation must explicitly state in United States law-for the first time-that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable, and that Iran's development and testing of missiles should be subject to severe sanctions". And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately.

"Either fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw", he added.

The Treasury said Larijani was "responsible for ordering, controlling, or otherwise directing, the commission of serious human rights abuses against persons in Iran or Iranian citizens or residents".

"I don't think that anybody has produced a better alternative to the JCPOA as a way of preventing the Iranians from going ahead with the acquisition of a military nuclear capability", he said. The other parties to the agreement would have been unlikely to join the United States in reimposing sanctions.

He said Iran must allow "immediate inspections at all sites requested by international inspectors" and that provisions preventing Iran from possessing a nuclear weapon must not expire.

There are few Obama-era iniatitives that President Trump has denounced as vociferously as the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.

European signatories to the deal have pressured the United States to stick to the accord.

"The aim is to send a message to Washington that Iran is complying and that it is better to have the nuclear agreement than to isolate Tehran", one diplomat said. It is a move that has upset many Western allies, and angered Iran, whose foreign ministry has vowed to retaliate.

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told the Interfax news agency on Saturday that Trump was heading toward a major failure of American politics. Download The for your device.

The Trump administration is reportedly waiving sanctions on Iran's nuclear sanctions as part of the Iran deal but is announcing new sanctions on specific individuals and entities in Iran.



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