Trump 'desperate' to undermine nuclear deal — Zarif

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Trump speaks about the Iran nuclear deal in Washington DC

Iran "will not accept any amendments in this agreement, be it now or in the future, and it will not allow any other issues to be linked to the JCPOA", the foreign ministry said in a statement, using the 2015 deal's technical name.

"Trump has once again avoided the nuclear option on the nuclear deal". Trump, despite his repeated efforts, has failed to undermine the accord.

Trump on Friday gave an ultimatum to "either fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw". It is as if he is threatening to withhold his next payment on a building development unless his contractors agree to fix the lobby and build a garage for free, and he's asking his family to secure these concessions. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called it.

'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'.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Electronic Warfare and Cyber Defense Organization were each labeled for acting on behalf of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard.

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.

On the streets of Tehran, many people have grown cynical and exasperated by the endless pressure from the United States. He turned a blind eye as Iran built and tested dangerous missiles and exported terror.

Nonetheless, the initial excitement that accompanied the nuclear deal has evaporated.

"Trump's policy & today's announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement", Zarif tweeted shortly after Trump's statement.

The sanctions Trump waived Friday dealt with Iran's central bank.

"Is he bluffing? I don't think so".

While we sympathise with the Iranian protesters, the US must realise that these recent decisions do nothing to help the protesters or US national interests.

But a European diplomat, speaking on condition of anonymity, said: "It's going to be complicated to save the deal after this".

The consequences would have been far-reaching if Trump had decided not to continue waiving nuclear-related sanctions.

Trump outlined four "critical components" that must be included in US legislation regarding Iran.

Those incompetent governments, he said, have tried to promote hatred and create phobias, among them Iranophobia. "Iran should be denied all paths to a nuclear weapon. forever".

The new round of sanctions could include a ban on purchasing Russian treasury bonds, Reuters also reported.

They predicted that the move would reverberate politically inside Iran, since Larijani's brother, Ali Larijani, is the head of Iran's Parliament.

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

Iran's judicial system is notoriously repressive, and the country remains one of the world's leading executioners.

In its statement, the Iranian Foreign Ministry reiterated that position.

Trump extended the waivers of key sanctions that were lifted as part of the Obama-era agreement Friday, but he said it was the last time. Two Iranian companies that build and maintain the nation's military helicopters also are on the list.

The Iranian foreign minister cautioned, however, that the incompetence of some governments has raised concerns and caused social divisions.

"This defies the logic of the agreement".

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