Zarif embarks on journey to save nuclear deal by first visiting China

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

"The President has chose to no longer wave sanctions that were in place during the life of our participation to the JCPoA".

Although Mogherini did not name Trump in her State of the Union address, she certainly appeared to be referencing the president when she said, "It seems that screaming, shouting, insulting and bullying, systematically destroying and dismantling everything that is already in place, is the mood of our times".

Iran has said it had asked Europe's Airbus to announce whether it would go ahead with a plane deal with Tehran following the U.S. pull-out.

Washington's decision to withdraw from the agreement and reimpose sanctions infuriated its allies in Europe as well as China and Russian Federation.

Iran has threatened to resume "industrial scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" if it does not get guarantees that the trade ties which have been established with Europe since the deal was signed will be maintained.

Finance ministers in France and Germany pushed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to grant extensions or waivers to businesses that made lucrative deals with Tehran in the period that sanctions were lifted. I'm not the national security decision maker.

The possible collapse of a deal which had promised to keep Iran in check comes as Israel attacked Iran's military installations in Syria.


"The European Union has made the most demands on Iran after U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, urging us to stay committed to the global agreement", he added.

That is part of a flurry of diplomatic activity following Mr Trump's unilateral withdrawal from what he called "a disgusting, one-sided deal", a move accompanied by the threat of penalties against any foreign firms doing business in Iran.

And the Number 10 spokesman added: "The Prime Minister raised the potential impact of United States sanctions on those firms which are now conducting business in Iran".

A spokesman for Mrs May said: "The Prime Minister reiterated the Government's position on the Iran nuclear deal, noting that we and our European partners remain firmly committed to ensuring the deal is upheld, as the best way of preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon".

Either way, it is a lot of money, and Trump essentially enshrined this point in a letter that was sent a few weeks ago to the leaders of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, according to the person familiar with it. Trump talked about the need for the allies to work together with the United States to strengthen their united front against Iran and urged them to resolve a dispute with their neighbor, Qatar, that has led to a blockade.

Iran has claimed its nuclear program is for civilian purposes and denies supporting extremists in the region.

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