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Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move — Iran sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson left and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis right listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House Wednesday Jan. 10 2018 in Washington Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move — Iran sanctions
Eleena Tovar | 13 Enero, 2018, 11:53

Trump has particularly bristled at having to give Iran a "thumbs up" every few months by acknowledging that it is meeting its nuclear requirements, which should allow it to invest in foreign banks, sell petroleum overseas, buy U.S. and European aircraft, and so forth.

Despite the agreement's extension, the Treasury Department announced a variety of new sanctions against Tehran, specifically targeting the regime's human rights abuses and support of terror organizations.

Britain, France and Germany called on Mr Trump earlier in the week to uphold the pact.

Whether the US and European partners will be able to agree on a supplemental deal by May that strengthens the nuclear agreement is far from clear.

He accused Iran of committing "multiple violations" and promised to work with Congress to "address the deal's many serious flaws".

In a phone call on January 11, French President Emmanuel Macron stressed to Trump the importance of adhering to the deal, pointing out his country's "determination in favor of a strict application of the agreement and the importance of its respect by all of its signatories".

US officials told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Trump was expected to extend the sanctions relief for another 120 days.

So far the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency has issued nine reports, each time confirming Iran's full compliance to the terms of the agreement. Tens of thousands of its activists have been executed by the Iranian regime. What they did today was they added 14 individuals and entities to a couple different blacklists.

The administration emphasized that Trump also wants to see U.S. legislation stating that the ballistic missile program is an inseparable part of its nuclear program, and should be treated as the same in terms of American sanctions.

U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to once again waive sanctions on Iran, allowing the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic to survive, for now. As it happens, those deadlines all fall due in the next several days.

His last condition linked the nuclear deal to Iran's missile program.

President Trump has been an outspoken critic of the agreement even before he took office, branding it the "worst deal ever" during his 2016 election campaign and vowing to scrap it if he became President. They argue that if the U.S. pulls out, Iran might kick out international nuclear inspectors.

Zarif has said Trump's aggressive stance on the deal and Iran generally have also violated the commitment to "refrain from any policy specifically intended to directly and adversely affect the normalisation of trade and economic relations with Iran" under paragraph 29. Under the current deal they are set to expire in 2025.

Trump has said the "rogue regime" of Iran is only perpetuating terrorism around the world, and is becoming more aggressive in doing so.

Trump has argued behind the scenes that the nuclear deal makes the United States look weak, a senior U.S. official said.