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Trump not to re-impose sanctions on Iran

Trump not to re-impose sanctions on Iran Trump not to re-impose sanctions on Iran
Eleena Tovar | 13 Enero, 2018, 15:03

"Meeting the U.S. obligation to continue sanctions relief is a common-sense decision that helps ensure that the tough restrictions on Iran's nuclear program and intrusive International Atomic Energy Agency measures will continue to block Iran's pathways to the bomb for years to come", said Kelsey Davenport, director for nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association.

"While Britain may move to support the U.S. on this, Germany and France are likely to be strongly opposed", he said.

To date, Congress has yet to live up to that challenge. By Thursday, however, officials expanded this number to 42,000, according to NBC News.

"This is the last chance".

Trump, the same day he waived the nuclear sanctions, imposed new sanctions on Iran for its human rights abuses and its military adventurism.

MCEVERS: OK. So how are the Europeans reacting to this? A hard-line cleric appointed by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Larijani is a highly influential member of Iran's most powerful political family. Still, Corker will have his work cut out for him when selling the result of his talks with Cardin.

Iranian officials warned that a U.S. withdrawal from the deal would spell its doom.

Meanwhile, experts say that quitting the deal is also against America's own strategic interests.

Trump laid out conditions to keep Washington in the deal. And by the way, it has been endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. He did not elaborate other than by saying people had been won over by organizers' slogans without realizing that they were protesting against the government itself.

"We have noted the White House statement", said a spokesman for the British embassy in Washington. Others were linked to support for the country's ballistic missile program.

The same article notes that the budget for the forthcoming Iranian year, which was announced shortly before the outbreak of unrest, was a major spark for the demonstrations.

But supporters of the existing deal between Iran and six world powers, including the former officials in Barack Obama's administration who negotiated it, denounced Trump's plan.

The US, he said, is countering Iranian proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.

Global Voices also called attention to this budget in the context of the protests, noting that the amount of funding for the Quds Force was not actually disclosed.

Iran argues that continued US sanctions on other, non-nuclear, areas such as human rights and missile testing have effectively barred Iran from gaining many of the financial benefits expected from the deal.

"We are cutting off the regime s money flows to terrorists".

But on Friday, Trump faced the first in a series of deadlines that could have killed the deal.

The US sanctions also targeted two other Iranian officials whom the administration said are responsible for ordering abuses against citizens, including the denial of medical care and access to legal representation for protesters in Iranian jails. "Rather, the government has become smarter in managing such crises", the article explained. Should Trump fail to issue future waivers, European entities and businesses will bear the brunt of secondary sanctions, creating a potential crisis in US-EU relations, in addition to whatever actions Tehran might take in response.

If Iran does not comply with any of these provisions, American nuclear sanctions would automatically resume.

Washington policy hawks hailed Trump's decision, which they said would concentrate minds in Europe, where leaders have urged Trump not to sabotage a deal they see as a landmark diplomatic success.