Iran's President Says Trump 'Failed To Undermine' Nuclear Deal


Targets include the head of the Iran judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani, and a Chinese ceramics company called BOCHUANG CERAMIC, INC.

According to Reuters, A German foreign ministry spokeswoman also said that Germany will consult with Britain and France on how to proceed in implementing the nuclear deal with Iran.

The White House announced today that President Trump will waive nuclear-related sanctions against Iran.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said earlier on Twitter that the deal was "not renegotiable" and that Trump's move "amounts to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement". On Friday, President Trump was seen to avoid upending the Iranian nuclear deal that he has repeatedly blamed and criticized the Obama administration for negotiating it.

Rejecting the allegations that the Europeans did not support Trump's administration because of their economic interests, the deputy foreign minister said "it would be a big mistake to think that Europeans did that for their economic interests".

In Parsi's view, this could prompt Iran to pull out of the deal first.

By the time the next waiver signing rolls around in 120 days, Trump wants a new deal in place that removes "sunset clauses" allowing Iran to resume enhanced enrichment of fissile material within a decade, three senior administration officials said Friday.

"By deliberately creating uncertainty at every three month deadline as to whether the US will honor its commitments, Trump makes it impossible for sanctions relief to move forward as promised under the accord", he said in a statement. "Here at the United Nations, we look forward to gaining new global cooperation to strengthen actions against Iranian missile activity, enforce arms embargoes that Iran violates, crack down on Iranian sponsorship of terrorism, and continue to shine a light on Iranian human rights violations".

Iran says the missiles it has tested are not created to carry nuclear warheads and insists its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful. As part of an agreement with Congress, the president has to sign a waiver suspending the sanctions every 120 days.

"JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating exhausted rhetoric, United States must bring itself into full compliance - just like Iran", Zarif tweeted immediately after Trump's speech.

Trump demanded a follow-on agreement with European partners as well as an amendment to U.S. law linked to the Iran nuclear deal, senior administration officials said on Friday.

In his statement Friday, Trump said he remained open to revising the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, or INARA. And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately, "Trump issued the warning".

Despite Donald Trump's vows to kill it, Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal lives.

"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. In October, Trump decertified the nuclear deal under US law, saying the sanctions relief was disproportionate to Iran's nuclear concessions, and describing the arrangement as contrary to America's national security interests.

"Trump's remarks should be taken seriously, and whoever wants to keep the nuclear deal would be wise to fix it", a statement from Netanyahu's office read.