Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Iran Reproves US Sanctions Which 'Cross All Red Lines,' Vows to Respond

Iran Reproves US Sanctions Which 'Cross All Red Lines,' Vows to Respond

He turned a blind eye as Iran built and tested unsafe missiles and exported terror.

Iran said it would neither accept changes or new obligations.

Trump has been criticizing the nuclear deal since it was signed in 2015, which has been widely seen as providing "clear and tangible" benefits by limiting Iran's nuclear program.

"Trump s policy & today s announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement, he tweeted".

Russian Federation yesterday said Washington would be making a grave mistake by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, adding that Moscow would work hard to keep the landmark agreement alive. They all fell in line with Obama's monstrous deal, believing, despite decades of evidence to the contrary, that people like Iranian officials Hassan Rouhani and Javad Zarif were actually "moderates". "Of course we would not like such a thing to happen as we made a lot of effort to achieve the JCPOA", said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, at the time.

He also wanted to extend legislation to make explicit that testing of long-range missiles was "inseparable" from the nuclear weapons programme, so Iran's ballistics testing should also "be subject to severe sanctions".

"I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the bad flaws of the nuclear deal", said.

The prospect of a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal "will deliver a very serious blow to the whole system of worldwide agreements and to the enhancing of the nuclear nonproliferation regime", he added.

The US is cutting off the Iranian regime's money flows to terrorists, he said.

All parties to the accord would have to agree to any changes.

Trump also wanted the U.S. Congress to amend a law on U.S. participation in the nuclear deal, so that Washington could reimpose all sanctions if Iran breaches certain "trigger points". 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.

Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the demands are unattainable.

In short, Trump's pedigree in real estate negotiation is being used to try to recast one of the most complex and geopolitically vital documents on the planet, Paton Walsh said. (Incomprehensibly, the deal allowed them to do this.) Beyond that, the Iranians are buddies with the North Koreans.

"We are targeting the Iranian regime, including the head of Iran's judiciary, for its appalling mistreatment of its citizens, including those imprisoned exclusively for exercising their right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and for censoring its own people as they stand up in protest against their government", Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said.

The entities sanctioned include Iran's Supreme Council of Cyberspace and its subsidiary, the National Cyberspace Center, which police the Internet, restricting access to websites that challenge the regime.

The sanctions with the most political repercussions are against the administrative head of Iran's judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani.

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