Iran will commit to nothing beyond nuclear deal: Foreign Ministry

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

Iran will commit to nothing beyond nuclear deal: Foreign Ministry

Under U.S. law, the sanctions can be waived for a maximum of 120 days, meaning the U.S. government must review the situation every four months. It's impossible to know because Iran (per the IAEA) does not permit inspection of its military sites and, even if it did, they refused to reveal the state of their nuclear development before the agreement was made in the first place, so no comparison can be made.

Ryabkov said the US withdrawal from the deal would damage other worldwide agreements.

Iran warned in August that it could return "within five days" to high-level enrichment if the US pulled out of the deal.

"Trump's declaration puts great pressure on Britain, France and Germany, the European signatories to nuclear pact with Iran".

Nikki Haley, the U.S.'s United Nations envoy lauded Trump's decision, saying that if Washington can not achieve Trump's aims "it will become even clearer that the nuclear deal is an impediment to peace".

The officials notably did not say that Trump expected the other two nations party to the deal - Russian Federation and China - to join in the revision of the deal.

The U.S. waived all provisions of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act (ITRSHR) of 2012 except for those that applied to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and its affiliates.

Yuhua was blacklisted for "selling navigation-related equipment" to a designated Iranian company, the agency said.

Among those blacklisted is the head of Iran's judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani. Work already has begun on this front, the official said. The new measures concern human-rights abuses and censorship in Iran and the arming of groups throughout the region.

Iran's Foreign Ministry, sending a strong message to the United States, has named those, whom they consider to be behind the attempt to undermine the deal, which took years and great diplomatic efforts to reach.

The US Treasury said Larijani, the brother of Iran's parliamentary speaker and former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani, is to blame for the torture and degrading treatment of prisoners. "Foreign leaders will doubt if they can trust US agreements if the president renounces the agreement", West added. Noncertification to Congress does not affect the actual accord, however.

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And by the way, it has been endorsed by the U.N. Security Council.

In particular, it will not begin to expire after 10 years as parts of the existing deal do, but instead would impose permanent restrictions on not just Iran's nuclear plants but also its missile programme.

In turn, Iran would be allowed to lift all nuclear-related economical sanctions, freeing up tens of billions of dollars in oil revenue and frozen assets.

The Trump administration has accused Iran of fomenting instability and violence across the Mideast, and the president's decision gives the White House and Congress more time to forge legislation punishing the country for that behavior without directly ending the nuclear accord that Iran reached with the US and five other world powers.

European allies had strongly urged the White House to stick with the nuclear deal, saying a decision to abandon it would strain the transatlantic partnership.

Trump laid out conditions to keep Washington in the deal.

"The smooth implementation of the agreement should be accompanied by a stepped-up dialogue with Iran on its ballistic missile program and its regional policy in order to guarantee greater stability in the Middle East", the French statement added.

The accord signed between six global powers and Iran saw Iran agree to reduce uranium enrichment activity drastically, dispose of its enriched uranium stocks and modify a heavy water facility so it could not produce material suitable for a nuclear bomb.

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