JCPOA Not Renegotiable, Trump Making 'Desperate' Attempt: Iran's Zarif

JCPOA Not Renegotiable, Trump Making 'Desperate' Attempt: Iran's Zarif

European Union powers on Thursday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to endorse a key nuclear agreement with Iran saying the deal is essential for global security.

Trump is also urging Congress to reform U.S. law so the president is no longer required to declare every 90 days whether he thinks Iran is in compliance, or to renew sanctions waivers every 120 or 180 days.

Iran has said it's not interested in any renegotiation and would nearly certainly view a side agreement between the USA and Europe as a violation of the deal. Nevertheless, many other restrictions, for instance over Iranian ballistic missiles, remained in place.

In July 2015, after a decade of strenuous negotiations, Iran and six major countries, namely, China, Russia, Britain, France, the USA and Germany, struck a final agreement on Iran's controversial nuclear programme.

On Friday, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Twitter on that Trump's decision undermined the multilateral agreement. The two sides exchanged opinions on a statement regarding the Iran nuclear deal made by the US, Xinhua news agency reported.

While Trump approved the sanctions waiver, the Treasury Department announced new, targeted sanctions against 14 entities and people, including the head of Iran's judiciary, Sadeq Amoli Larijani, a close ally of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

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Trump said that any legislation regarding Iran must demand worldwide inspections when requested at all sites, must ensure Iran doesn't come close to possessing a nuclear weapon, must not have any expiration date and must state that long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs are inseparable.

So far, Trump has continued to follow Obama's lead in regularly signing sanctions waivers so that U.S. economic measures against Tehran do not "snap back". "This is a last chance".

Russian Federation spoke out strongly Friday in favor of the accord, ahead of the announcement of Trump's decision, calling it "the result of a consensus among many parties", in the words of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

He was among those calling for a crackdown following a recent spate of anti-government protests across Iran.

French President Emmanuel Macron, in a telephone call with Trump on Thursday, emphasized France's "determination to see the strict application of the deal and the importance of all the signatories to respect it", Macron's office said.

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