"We are cutting off the regime s money flows to terrorists". He also wants Tehran's ballistic missile program to be addressed. Today, I am adding 14 more to the sanctions list.
Some of the new sanctions announced by the Treasury Department are a response to crackdowns on anti-government protests and blocking access to social media sites.
"I'm all in favor of trying to address the agreement's weaknesses", Representative Eliot Engel, a New York Democrat, said in a statement. He turned a blind eye as Iran built and tested dangerous missiles and exported terror. Some, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi, had speculated that the agreement would have collapsed without US involvement. It gave Iran far too much in exchange for far too little. Iranian officials have said they are not interested in any renegotiation. As it stands, Iran is currently allowed to enrich uranium to low grades unsuitable for weapons use.
"It's evolving", the Tennessee Republican added, noting that "the big thing is what the president is going to do".
Trump outlined four "critical components" that must be included in US legislation regarding Iran. It prevents Iran from developing nuclear weapons while offering sanctions relief to allow it to participate in international commerce and banking.
Second, it must ensure that Iran never even comes close to possessing a nuclear weapon.
"These provisions must have no expiration date".
There is also no evidence that the Europeans have the appetite to reopen the deal.
Trump on Friday extended the waivers of key economic sanctions that were lifted under the agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program.
In 2015, the Obama Administration foolishly traded away strong multilateral sanctions to get its weak nuclear deal.
Some of those deadlines came up this week. And by the way, it has been endorsed by the U.N. Security Council. And they should not do business with groups that enrich Iran's dictatorship or fund the Revolutionary Guard and its terrorist proxies.
To keep the US in the nuclear agreement in the future, senior administration officials said Trump will pressure European partners to agree to impose new conditions on Iranian behavior. But he is giving the other countries in the deal a warning.
But the imposition of new non-nuclear sanctions won't necessarily be enough to win the votes of conservatives such as Rubio for any accord that Corker and Cardin can reach on strengthening the terms of the U.S. -Iran pact.
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". "No one should doubt my word".
European allies have urged the President to extend the sanctions relief in order to save the deal.
"If other nations fail to act during this time, I will terminate our deal with Iran", he said.
"We want to protect the (deal) against every possible undermining decision whatever that may come", German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said alongside his French and British counterparts and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini after meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.