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Iran's Parliament Not to Accept Change in JCPOA: Speaker

President Trump Ignore the Iran Deal Iran's Parliament Not to Accept Change in JCPOA: Speaker
Orlondo Matamoros | Enero 14, 2018, 20:24

Iran "will not accept any amendments in this agreement, be it now or in the future, and it will not allow any other issues to be linked to the JCPOA", the foreign ministry said in a statement, using the 2015 deal's technical name.

The US Congress has a need of the president to endorse sanctions waivers concerning to the pact which is signed by Iran, the US, United Kingdom, Russia, France, Germany, China and the European Union. Trump, however, has stated that this will be the "last time" he waives those sanctions, unless the United States and its European allies can find a way to remove "loopholes" in the nuclear deal within the next four months.

Following Trump's statement, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Friday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was not "renegotiable".

"In the absence of such an agreement", he went on, "the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal".

Trump and his top advisers have been negotiating with US lawmakers on Capitol Hill to try to change sanctions legislation so that he does not face a deadline on whether to recertify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal every 90 days.

A woman in Tehran walks past a mural on the wall of the former US embassy. During Barack Obama's presidency, these penalties largely cut Iran out of the international financial system, until they were suspended under the nuclear deal. These are separate to the nuclear deal.

Washington is expected to impose fresh penalties against Russia as soon as early February for its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote.

"He intends to work with our European partners on some kind of follow-on agreement that enshrines certain triggers that the Iranian regime cannot exceed related to ballistic missiles, related to nuclear breakout period ... to inspection and that would have no sunset clause", said an administration official.

"We are also targeting Iran's ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities, which it continues to prioritize over the economic well-being of the Iranian people", Mnuchin said in a statement.

President Trump would further couple the announcement with father sanctions to a total of 14 citizens and companies of Iran including the chief of the judiciary in Tehran, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani.

Iran says the missiles it has tested are not designed to carry nuclear warheads and insists its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful. "That's the definition of success". In October, Trump decertified the nuclear deal under U.S. law, saying the sanctions relief was disproportionate to Iran's nuclear concessions, and describing the arrangement as contrary to America's national security interests.