US cannot undermine Iran nuclear deal: Rouhani

Trump Lets The Iran Deal Live — For Another Few Months At Least

Trump Lets The Iran Deal Live — For Another Few Months At Least

Trump said he had reluctantly agreed to extend the waivers only to secure the support of America's European allies to fix the agreement.

"This defies the logic of the agreement".

"Is he bluffing? I don't think so".

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

A video projection is seen on Rouhani's head as he arrives for a news conference at the United Nations in New York on Sept. 20, 2017. "Iran should be denied all paths to a nuclear weapon. forever".

The U.S. decision in imposing new sanctions on the Iranian individuals and entities proves the U.S. government's animosity towards the great Iranian nation.

But Trump "is not locked into the deal", Babbin said. There were images of a smiling Zarif, seated among smiling European officials, followed by a parade of statements in favor of the deal.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran stresses clearly that it will not take any measures beyond its commitment to the JCPOA, nor will it accept changes to this agreement now or any time in the future".

Zarif slammed Trump's reluctant announcement on Iran's nuclear sanctions waiver as a "desperate attempt" to undermine the deal.

Trump said he wants Congress to fix "the deal's many flaws" such as existing sunset provisions.

"We're going to stay in the deal, but he's not going to be happy about it", Kazianis said.

Which would mean the 2015 nuclear agreement lives on, whether the president likes it or not. The new legislation also limits Trump's own ability to lift any sanctions against Russia.

The Trump administration's agreement to waive sanctions again came with an enormous caveat and "ask" list, said CNN senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh.

The United States has failed to undermine the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a statement broadcast on state television.

But Trump has maintained that the deal was "one of the most incompetent ever made", and in October 2017 he decertified the agreement. The US Congress requires the president to approve sanctions waivers related to the deal - signed by Iran, the US, the UK, Russia, France, Germany, China and the European Union - every 120 days.

The big difference under Trump is secrecy.

Under its terms, economic sanctions against Iran were to be lifted in exchange for Tehran halting uranium enrichment. Compliance has been verified repeatedly by the U.N.'s International Atomic Energy Agency.

Sen. Benjamin Cardin of Maryland, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, called Trump's statement an "ultimatum" and said the president is "making negotiations with Europe more difficult by the way he's laying out the conditions". Within Iran, the Supreme Leader and his Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps use mass arrests and torture to oppress and silence Iran s people.