Trump not to re-impose sanctions on Iran

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Additionally, along with pushing the deal back to Congress, the President authorized the U.S. Treasury to impose sanctions on Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which he called a "corrupt personal terror force".

Trump has been critical of the Obama-era deal and said it would be the "last time" he would sign the waiver. "This is the last chance".

China hopes the landmark agreement, which curbed Iran's nuclear enrichment program in exchange for sanctions relief, will be "universally supported" and the worldwide community will "fully recognize the efforts made by Iran to implement it".

His decision will keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive for the time being.

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

Iran has said it will not accept any changes to the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, which eased sanctions on the country in exchange for Tehran halting uranium enrichment.

Last week, the USA slapped sanctions on five Iran-based companies that Washington believes are involved in the country's ballistic missile program.

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif responded on Twitter that the deal was not renegotiable and that Trump's stance "amounts to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement". He would negotiate that deal with the UK, France, and Germany - but not with Russia, China, and Iran.

Iran on Saturday responded by saying it will "accept no change in the letter and spirit of the nuclear accord", and called the new sanctions the USA imposed on Iranian individuals and organizations "unfair and hostile".

"The president emphasized that the flaws in the nuclear deal must be corrected in 120 days", Ali Safavi, an official of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

In October of past year, Trump refused to recertify that Iran was in compliance with the agreement, saying the it was "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the USA has ever entered into".

Trump on January 12 said the United States would pull out of the deal unless the European signatories fixed what he called "terrible flaws" in the agreement. Trump has complained that numerous Iranian restrictions expire next decade and has vacillated between talk of toughening the deal and pulling the US out entirely.

On October 13, 2017, the USA current President Donald Trump refused to confirm Iran was implementing the nuclear deal. In November, the body again said Iran was in compliance.

For Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Trump's actions are an attempt to unilaterally destroy a multilateral deal, a move Zarif believes is not allowable under global law.

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