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Officials: Iran deal survives, Trump will waive sanctions

ATTA KENARE Officials: Iran deal survives, Trump will waive sanctions
Orlondo Matamoros | Enero 13, 2018, 23:05

Fixing the current economy requirers financial resources that the Iranian regime is not believe to have, and so spending even more money on its military activities abroad will only worsen the situation.

US President on Friday decided on to extend sanctions aid offered to Iran due to the agreement of the 2015 nuclear deal. The last time Trump issued a waiver was in September 2017. The money is going to keep pouring in, they'd note, and soon there will be enough for everyone. Hailed by Obama as key to stopping Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the deal lifted economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear programme but Trump has argued that Obama negotiated a bad deal.

The 2015 deal, he said, "is not renegotiable".

Instead, Trump should pressure European allies to adopt a unified policy to punish the Iranian regime for its treatment of political prisoners and demonstrators.

Three months ago, Trump answered a congressional deadline by refusing to "certify" U.S. participation in the deal.

Moscow considers comments by U.S. President Donald Trump on the nuclear deal with Iran as "extremely negative", Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said in remarks carried by RIA state news agency on Saturday.

"The flag of the Syrian Revolution has been hoisted in the Iranian protests, and Iranian and Syrian activists have created a Facebook page entitled "In Solidarity with the Iranian People" in Arabic and Farsi on the protests". That has put Trump in a tough position, given his opposition to the deal.

The first component is that any bill "must demand that Iran allow immediate inspections at all sites requested by international inspectors".

Also on Friday, the U.S. Department of Treasury imposed sanctions on 14 individuals and entities over Iran's alleged human rights abuses and ballistic missile program, including the head of Iran's judiciary and the cyber unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. Trump has repeatedly criticized the accord, while Iran has accused the U.S. of failing to comply with it. The next sanctions waivers are due in May.

Meanwhile, experts say that quitting the deal is also against America's own strategic interests. And what the Trump administration wants to do is to make permanent some temporary provisions of this deal which restrict Iran's nuclear rights under the non-proliferation treaty. The fact that the agreement is working prevents him from making any case for withdrawing from the agreement directly and explicitly. But they are both stuck in a familiar policy cycle when it comes to rogue proliferators: threaten, punish and negotiate.

The entities sanctioned include Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace and its subsidiary, the National Cyberspace Center, which police the Internet, restricting access to websites that challenge the government. The sanctions, when they are in place, target third parties overseas that deal with Iran and have the effect - because of the reach of the U.S. dollar - of severely inhibiting trade with Iran.

That decision came despite the UN having certified Iran's compliance with the deal eight times.

Trump's decision has been expected since earlier this week. Tasnim reports that Baqeri argued that America "itself is a symbol of oppression of people and has a long record of barbarism and crimes against humanity", without elaborating.