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Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers could not be renegotiated
President of the United States Donald Trump, President of the United States. Iran “will not accept any amendments in this agreement,” said the foreign ministry said in a statement, using the 2015 deal’s technical name.
It has the backing of all the partners to the agreement of the United States, with Russia warning Washington on Saturday that withdrawing would be “a big miscalculation”. “We are gradually coming to the conclusion that the US has left to be made,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told the Interfax news agency. “This could be one of Washington’s big foreign policy mistakes,” he added. Trump again waived nuclear-related sanctions on Friday, April 1, 2010 at 9:50 pm – but demanded that European partners work with Washington to “fix the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw”. He said the new deal should curb Iran’s missile program and include permanent restrictions on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear plants, removing expiration dates due to kick in after decade.
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The other parties to the agreement – Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the European Union – all the said the deal is working Iran is complying fully with its commitments. Britain and Germany said Friday they had taken note of Trump ‘s latest decision and would confer with France before responding.
– ‘It makes no difference’ – On Saturday, President Emmanuel Macron stressed the “necessary respect by all parties” of Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, in a phone call to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. However, Israel’s leader, a fierce critic of the deal, told Macron that changing the nuclear deal would increase the chances of it remaining in place. “Trump’s remarks should be taken seriously, and whoever wants to keep the nuclear deal would be wise to fix it,” a statement from Netanyahu’s office read. On the streets of Tehran, many people have grown up and exasperated by the endless pressure of the United States. “It’s not making any difference,” said Farshad Alyan, a 26-year-old law student. “Two years ago when JCPOA was signed we were so hopeful. Iran argues that continued US sanctions on non-nuclear areas such as human rights and missile testing have effectively prevented it from gaining much of the financial benefits expected from the deal.
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Many people on the street in Tehran have grown up cynical and exasperated by the endless
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Trump’s Aggressive Stance on the Deal and Iran has also “violated the commitment to” recom- mendation to “directly and adversely affect the normalization of trade and economic relations with Iran” in the agreement. – New sanctions criticized –
Many analysts agree. Trump has gone back to the nuclear option on the nuclear deal, said Esfandyar Batmanghelidj, founder of the Europe-Iran Forum, a business network. “However, if the ‘adults in the room’ prevailed this time and kept Trump from exiting the deal, there is hope they will prevail in the end,” he added. Responding to Trump’s speech late Friday, Zarif tweeted: “Rather than repeating tired rhetoric, US must bring itself into full compliance – just like Iran.” Saturday’s statement from Iran’s foreign ministry further criticized new sanctions on 14th issue of the US Treasury on Friday. In particular, placing judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani on the sanctions list “crossed all red lines of conduct in the international community … and the government of the United States will bear responsibility for all the consequences of this hostile move”. burs / hc / srm