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Iran rejects Trump's demand for changing nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani Hassan Rouhani
Kenny Thornton | 14 January, 2018, 01:01

One of the individuals Trump imposed sanctions on was judiciary head Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, and Iran was quick to come to Larijani's defense.

"This is the last chance", Donald Trump said in a statement, as Efe quoted.

Responding to Trump's harsh stance, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Friday that it was "desperate attempts" to undermine an accord which Iran said was "not renegotiable". Iran has repeatedly warned the US against scrapping the deal, while other parties involved in the deal are also largely opposed to such move.

The Trump administration also said it hopes for an amendment to congressional legislation that imposes triggers on Iran of its own- and that for the first time characterizes Tehran's ballistic missile program as "inseparable" from its nuclear work, bringing with it harsh sanctions.

According to the Treasury statement, many Iranians who recently protested against their government are imprisoned at Rajaee Shahr, a facility where prisoners participating in hunger strikes are denied medical care and where there are reported incidents of sexual abuse and unlawful executions, stated the Bloomberg report.

What is the nuclear deal?

Hailed by Obama as key to stopping Iran from building a nuclear bomb, the deal lifted economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program.

The 2015 Iran nuclear deal was struck between the U.S., under the administration of former President Barack Obama, Iran and five other countries.

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The action is the third time Mr Trump has given a reprieve to the agreement negotiated by the Obama administration, even though he has called it "the worst deal ever".

The President has argued that the deal makes the USA look weak but is allegedly willing to waive the sanctions in order to toughen the terms of the agreement.

It also said Iran would not allow the deal to be linked to other issues, after Mr Trump suggested that the sanctions relief under the deal be tied to Iran limiting its long-range ballistic missile program.

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

If Trump indeed extends the sanction relief it will be the third time since entering office last January that he stopped short of withdrawing from the nuclear deal.

This would not entail negotiations with Iran, the official added, but rather would be the result of talks between the United States and its European allies.

He was prepared to back a modification to the existing deal if it were made permanent, one official said.

During a phone call, French President Emmanuel Macron also urged Mr Trump not to scrap the deal. "You'll be finding that out very soon", he said when Trump was asked what is his current thinking on Iran.

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