Iranian MPs set USA flag ablaze in parliament, shouting 'death to America'

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A video has already surfaced of Iranian politicians burning a paper United States flag in their parliament while chanting "Death to America" in the wake of Trump's announcement.

"They have to know that under such circumstances, Iran has no commitment to remain in the nuclear position it was in before".

Proponents of the deal have said those time limits were meant to encourage more discussion with Iran in the future that could eventually address other concerns. "But that arrogant country [America] did not even stand by its signature", the Islamic Republic News Agency quoted him as saying.

The global agreement, which limited the Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, was negotiated under former U.S. President Barack Obama in 2015.

The UK joined France and Germany in recommitting to the deal - after Boris Johnson made an 11th-hour dash to Washington to persuade Trump to change his mind. All three countries have promised to stay in the deal, known by its acronym the JCPoA.

Now, it will be up to Europe's leaders, along with other responsible actors, to ensure it remains in Iran's interest not to break out of the JCPOA's rigorous constraints.

The JCPOA was struck in 2015 between Iran, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Russia, China, Britain and France - and Germany. But Mogherini acknowledged that she was "particularly worried" by Trump's threat to impose new sanctions on Iran.

"Trump does not have the mental capacity to deal with issues", Larijani said according to Reuters, citing Mizan, the website of the Iranian judiciary.

"They will blame Rouhani".

Mr Obama said that without the deal, the U.S. "could eventually be left with a losing choice between a nuclear-armed Iran or another war in the Middle East".

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Russian Federation is open to dialogue about the issues of global security for peace on the planet, Putin said. Highlights included the parade debuts of the Su-57 stealth jet, as well as the Uran-9 "robotank".

Politicians held the impromptu demonstration the day after Mr Trump's decision.

Iran hopes the European Union will pass laws to protect European firms from any potential USA sanctions. "Our people should not be anxious at all", he said. Iran has accused Israel of being behind deadly missile strikes in April against what it called Iranian "advisers" stationed in Syria. At least 21 people were killed in the protests.

Max Conway, chief executive of the Sydney Higher Education Institute, which provides education and training courses in Iran, said any clampdown on banks "would make things more difficult".

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian insisted the deal was not dead and said the Europeans were prepared to work towards a wider accord which would address Mr Trump's concerns.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Washington was acting "under both our primary and secondary sanctions authorities".

"We will meet with my British and German colleagues on Monday, and also with representatives of Iran, to consider the entire situation", French Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with French radio.

In separate comments, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said that it was "not acceptable" for the United States to be the "economic policeman of the planet".

The 2015 deal, worked out by the United States, five other worldwide powers and Iran, eased sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear programme.

"The EU is determined to preserve it", she said.