Iran Rejects Trump Demands For Renegotiation Of Nuclear Deal

President Trump Ignore the Iran Deal

On Saturday, the spokesman for the Iranian parliament's presiding board, Behrouz Nemati, said that the JCPOA is an worldwide agreement that neither the United States nor any other powers can violate unilaterally, according to Tasnim news agency.

Tehran on January 13 rejected the notion of any modification of the 2015 nuclear accord, which requires Iran to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

Most prominent among the 14 individuals and entities named in the new sanctions was Sadegh Amoli Larijani, who heads Iran's judiciary and who is brother to the speaker of the Iranian parliament.

In a statement released by the US Mission to the United Nations on Friday, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley commented on Trump's decision to waive sanctions on Iran.

Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, took to Twitter to describe Trump's decision and the announcement as 'desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement'.

However, Iran disagreed with Trump that its long-range ballistic missile program could be sanctioned under the terms of the current deal.

Iran has said it's not interested in any renegotiation and would nearly certainly view a side agreement between the US and Europe as a violation of the deal.

His last condition required Capitol Hill lawmakers to pass a bill unilaterally incorporating Iran's missile program into the nuclear deal.

Iran said on Saturday it would retaliate against the new sanctions, although it did not specify how.

The ultimatum puts pressure on Europeans - key backers and parties to the 2015 worldwide agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program - to satisfy Trump, who wants the pact strengthened with a separate agreement within 120 days.

Iran will not bend to President Donald Trump's demands to change the landmark nuclear deal it reached with the United States in 2015, the country's foreign ministry announced in a statement to state media Saturday.

Trump also wants Congress to impose new strictures on dealing with Iran, including a law that would explicitly tie Iran's missile programs to its nuclear program.

Trump said a new deal must punish Iran if it thwarts global inspectors, and must deny Iran all paths to a nuclear weapon. JCPOA is not renegotiable: "rather than repeating exhausted rhetoric, U.S. must bring itself into full compliance -just like Iran", Zarif said on his social Twitter account.

China has reiterated its support for the Iran nuclear deal, praising Tehran for adhering to the agreement despite Washington's unilateral sanctions and constant threats to scrap it unless some "disastrous flaws" are fixed.

"However, if the "adults in the room" prevailed this time and kept Trump from exiting the deal, there remains hope they will prevail in the end", he added. As part of an agreement with Congress, the president has to sign a waiver suspending the sanctions every 120 days.

United States officials say the president will work with European partners to try to broker an agreement limiting Iran's ballistic missile activities.

Washington policy hawks hailed Trump's decision, which they said would concentrate minds in Europe, where leaders have urged the USA president not to sabotage a deal they see as a landmark diplomatic success.

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