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Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal 'for last time'

Trump to approve Iran nuclear deal 'for last time'

The stance of Iran and global support for the agreement has blocked attempts by Trump and Israel to terminate this deal or make changes to it, said the statement. But the officials also want the triggers to include Iran's growing ballistic missile program, which was not part of the nuclear deal, and to remove sunset clauses that allow some nuclear restrictions to ease or phase out over time.

In a statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency, the Foreign Ministry said Iran "will not accept any change in the deal, neither now nor in future", adding that it will "not take any action beyond its commitments". The White House also issued new, non-nuclear related sanctions against Iranian and Chinese entities and individuals.

"Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal", Trump said in a statement.

"These provisions must have no expiration date". Iran must allow "immediate inspections at all sites requested by global inspectors", he said, and "sunset" provisions imposing limits on Iran's nuclear programme must not expire.

Iran's foreign minister said on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump's latest decision on a nuclear deal between Iran and major powers undermined the solid multilateral agreement.

The 2015 deal, he said, "is not renegotiable. JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating exhausted rhetoric, U.S. must bring itself into full compliance-just like Iran", he wrote. Trump's decision was announced alongside another package of new sanctions - punishing not Iran's nuclear programme, but its alleged abuse of human rights in a crackdown on recent street protests.

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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"Using the U.S. language, I'd like to say we have all the options on the table", the official added.

The Iranian president further hailed the deal as "a long-lasting victory for Iran".

The sanctioning of Larijani, the most prominent of the U.S. targets, could have "serious political impact inside Iran", a senior Trump administration official predicted Friday.

"I don't think anybody has so far produced a better alternative", said the British foreign secretary, Boris Johnson. "Busy four months ahead".

He had previously described it as "the worst deal ever". These penalties largely cut Iran out of the global financial system, until they were suspended by Obama under the nuclear deal.

French President, 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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