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This is final chance on nuclear deal, Trump warns Iran

US President Donald Trump was meeting with his top security advisors on Iran sanctions reliefSAUL LOEB US President Donald Trump was meeting with his top security advisors on Iran sanctions reliefSAUL LOEB
Orlondo Matamoros | Enero 14, 2018, 07:12

US President on Friday opted to extend sanctions relief provided to Iran as part of the 2015 nuclear deal, but he warned European allies that he would pull out of the pact unless its "terrible flaws" are corrected.

"I hereby call on key European countries to join with the United States in fixing significant flaws in the deal, countering Iranian aggression, and supporting the Iranian people", Mr. Trump said in the statement.

He also ordered 14 separate sanctions to punish Iran over its human rights abuses, including in response to recent protests.

Speaking in Moscow on January 13, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow was "alarmed" by the latest U.S. steps, adding that Russia believes "the U.S. has already made its internal decision" to withdraw from the agreement with Iran. "Those who, for whatever reason, choose not to work with us will be siding with the Iranian regime's nuclear ambitions, and against the people of Iran and the peaceful nations of the world". "Russia will do everything in its power to save the agreement".

Trump refused to re-certify the nuclear deal in late October 2017, accusing Tehran of violating the spirit of the agreement. He's the head of Iran's judiciary and the brother of Ali Larijani, who's the speaker of Parliament. The waivers the president issued Friday make it easier for banks around the world to do business with Iran and for Iran to sell oil.

The US president's vulgar words against the nations are unacceptable and unbelievable, and show his lack of understanding, Zarif said at the opening of the first Asian Cultural Dialogue Conference.

But by failing to keep such weapons out of Yemen, the report said, "the Islamic Republic of Iran is in non-compliance" with Resolution 2216, adopted nearly three years ago after the war between the Houthi rebels and the Saudi-backed government in Yemen had begun.

Mr Trump was a fierce critic during the 2016 election campaign, calling it the "worse deal ever" and promising to scrap it if he became president.

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".

The waiver he will sign suspends US sanctions on Iran for another 120 days.The White House wants EU signatories to agree permanent restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment. And they say he's not going to talk to Iran about this, only to the Europeans who were involved in making this deal.

Iran promised a strong reaction to the sanctions, which it said violate international law and prior US commitments.

Trump had faced a Friday deadline to decide on whether to waive the sanctions.

Trump, the same day he waived the nuclear sanctions, imposed new sanctions on Iran for its human rights abuses and its military adventurism.

Britain, France and Germany called on Trump on Thursday to uphold the pact.