Iran calls fresh United States sanctions illegal, hostile

Lester Mason
January 14, 2018

Parsi added that Trump's actions contradict an obligation under the accord to refrain from interfering with the implementation of the sanctions relief required under the deal.

Mr Johnson described the deal, which is known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as a "considerable diplomatic accomplishment".

Despite the Iran nuclear deal, the U.S. has kept on slapping separate sanctions on Iran, accusing the country of having a ballistic missiles program as well as human rights abuses.

Trump first called on the European nations to reopen the deal to modifications in October; there has been no sign that any party to the deal outside Trump is willing to do so.

"This is the last such waiver [the President] will issue", said a senior administration official briefing reporters, threatening that the administration could still pull out of the deal.

Tehran on Saturday said they would retaliate against the embargos imposed by the United States on Iran's judiciary head as President Donald Trump stepped up efforts to "fix" a nuclear agreement between world powers and Iran. They said Trump's waiver announcement will also include harsh criticism of Iran's response to recent protests against the Islamic Republic's leadership.

And the argument the Europeans make is you want to keep the spotlight on the Iranian administration, on the Iranian leadership.


Amoli-Larijani is the highest judicial authority in the country.

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. But Trump said that if European allies did not renegotiate the deal to his liking during that period, he would terminate it. He didn't want to do it three months ago or past year either. On October 13, 2017, the US current President Donald Trump refused to confirm Iran was implementing the nuclear deal.

This is in addition to the five entities in Iran sanctioned last week and previous sanctions targeting Iran's ballistic missile program. "And we expect all parties to continue to fully implement this agreement".

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

One official said Trump would be open to remaining in a modified deal if it was made permanent.

In case the decision is implemented, it will "affect greatly the global situation, the regional affairs, and will affect the system of multilateral agreements and further strengthening of the worldwide regime of non-proliferation", the deputy foreign minister said. During Barack Obama's presidency, these penalties largely cut Iran out of the global financial system, until they were suspended under the nuclear deal.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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