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China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role

14 January 2018

Trump and his top advisers have been negotiating with United States lawmakers on Capitol Hill to try to change sanctions legislation so that he does not face a deadline on whether to recertify Iranian compliance with the nuclear deal every 90 days.

The 2015 agreement was signed by Barack Obama, Mr Trump's predecessor, and saw economic sanctions waived in return for Iran not developing nuclear weapons.

"The nuclear deal is an internationally recognized and concluded pact and is not renegotiable", the Foreign Ministry in Tehran said in a statement Saturday. Trump said, however, that it would be the last time he signs the waiver unless the deal is modified.

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

"This is a last chance".

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The officials said Trump expected America's European allies who are also parties to the 2015 accord, which swapped sanctions relief for a rollback of Iran's nuclear program, to join with him in reworking the deal. Iranian officials have said they are not considering making the missile program negotiable.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker has been working on amending a United States law to include "trigger points" that if crossed by Iran would automatically bring back USA sanctions.

"Today, 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 Iran nuclear deal". On top of that, President Trump wants to make clear that Iran's missiles, even conventional missiles are "inseparable" from the nuclear deal.

Trump was reportedly encouraged to waive the sanctions by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and national security advisor H.R. McMaster, who warned the President that it would look like he was breaking the US commitments of the deal.

In case the decision is implemented, it will "affect greatly the global situation, the regional affairs, and will affect the system of multilateral agreements and further strengthening of the worldwide regime of non-proliferation", the deputy foreign minister said.

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Most prominent among the 14 individuals and entities named in the new sanctions was Sadegh Amoli Larijani, who heads Iran's judiciary and who is brother to the speaker of the Iranian parliament.

The White House said Trump underscored to Macron that Iran must cease its "destabilizing activity" in the region, including its support for terrorism.

"I don't think anybody has so far produced a better alternative", said the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson.

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, who hosted Thursday's meeting, said that "unity is essential to preserve a deal that is working, that is making the world safer, that is preventing a nuclear arms race in the region".

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China says Iran nuclear deal not derailed, pledges constructive role