JCPOA Not Renegotiable, Trump Making 'Desperate' Attempt: Iran's Zarif

Trump on Iran Deal

Trump again waived nuclear-related sanctions on Friday - as required every few months to stay in the agreement - but demanded European partners work with the United States to "fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw".

US President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve but warned European allies and Congress they had to work with him to "fix the awful flaws" of the pact or face US withdrawal.

Under the deal, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme, in exchange for lifting of most sanctions.

"This is a last chance", Trump said in a statement, Efe reported.

"Trump's policy (and) today's announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement", Zarif tweeted shortly after Trump's statement. JCPOA (the nuclear deal) is not renegotiable: "rather than repeating exhausted rhetoric, USA must bring itself into full compliance - just like Iran", Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote on his Twitter account.

"If at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately", he added.

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.


Trump had come under heavy pressure from European allies to issue the sanctions waiver. Trump wants them to help the US devise a new agreement created to prevent Iran from escalating nuclear activity again next decade, as permitted under the 2015 arrangement reached by President Barack Obama.

When Trump threatened in October to abandon the Iran deal, the UK, France and Germany said in a joint statement that they remained committed to the pact, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and to its full implementation by all sides.

A decision to withhold a waiver would have effectively ended the deal that limits Iran's nuclear programme. "No one should doubt my word".

The British and German foreign ministries said they had taken note of the decision and would confer with France before deciding on a course of action.

Trump said United States law must tie long-range missile and nuclear weapons programs together, making any missile testing by Iran subject to "severe sanctions".

He said he would only sign it if an Iranian refusal to allow United Nations inspectors to visit sites triggered an automatic re-imposition of USA sanctions. "It also will not allow the JCPOA to be linked to any other issue", it said.

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