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Moscow considers Trump's Iran nuclear deal comments as 'extremely negative'

Trump on Iran Deal Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear deal in Washington DC
Orlondo Matamoros | Enero 14, 2018, 18:12

Scrapping the Iran nuclear deal has been one of Trump's campaign promises-he had repeatedly promised to tear it up and reintroduce the deal in harsher terms.

It would defy other members of the Security Council as well as most U.S. allies.

The ministry added that, "The internal solidity of and international support for the agreement have blocked attempts by Mr. Trump, the Zionist regime and the ominous alliance of hard-line warmongers to terminate this agreement or make changes to it". It gave Iran far too much in exchange for far too little.

"Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal", Trump said.

Iran also refused to accept any changes to its 2015 nuclear deal with the world powers.

Russia's deputy foreign minister, Sergei Ryabkov, condemned Washington's comments as "extremely negative", the Kremlin-backed Russian Information Agency (RIA) news agency reported on Saturday. Less incentive of Iran to follow the accord has worried European partners of the agreement, who foresee the danger of the deal breaking.

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

'For all the talk, the reality is that [Iran] has remained technically within compliance with the JCPOA, and it's very clear that President Trump doesn't like that'.

Those incompetent governments, he said, have tried to promote hatred and create phobias, among them Iranophobia.

The Republican leader grudgingly agreed to sign sanctions waivers, ensuring Washington will live up to its commitments for another 120 days, but he cautioned it would be 'for the last time'. Things could actually improve if Trump pulls out of the deal.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on the U.S.to devise an alternative solution for curbing Iran's nuclear progress.

Iranian officials warned that a U.S. withdrawal from the deal would spell its doom.

"The idea is they (should) never expire", a senior administration official, speaking anonymously, said of the restrictions in briefing reporters ahead of the announcement.

On the streets of Tehran, many people have grown cynical and exasperated by the endless pressure from the United States.

She says Iran is not interested in brokering a new deal, so Mr Trump will have either to back down or walk away. The new measures concern human rights abuses and censorship in Iran and the arming of groups throughout the region.

Privately, some White House officials complained about the phone call with Macron, which they said could have provoked Trump.