"The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice".
Whether the US and European partners will be able to agree on a supplemental deal by May that strengthens the nuclear agreement is far from clear.
The new terms Trump seeks with the European countries appear similar to actions he asked Congress to take three months ago but that Congress has not acted on. She criticized the government in Tehran for pouring monies into those efforts while ignoring the needs of everyday Iranians.
They are Iranian clerics, politicians, and the current and fifth head of the judicial system of Iran following the Islamic revolution of 1979: Sadegh Amoli Larijani Rajaee Shahr Prison and Gholamreza Ziaei, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Electronic Warfare and Cyber Defense Organization, the Supreme Council of Cyberspace and The National Cyberspace Center, Green Wave Telecommunication and Morteza Razavi, Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company and Iran Aircraft Industries, Chinese national Shi Yuhua, the Iran and China-Based Procurement Network.
The violent street protests that have spread throughout much of Iran in recent weeks seemed like effective pretext for Trump to reimpose sanctions, since he could argue that Iran's sclerotic regime was on its last legs, and that the U.S. had even less reason than normal to prop it up.
U.S. President Donald Trump waived sanctions lifted under the Iran nuclear deal, Friday, but added additional sanctions on Tehran. Reimposing sanctions would mean violating the Iran nuclear deal on the US side. As it happens, those deadlines all fall due in the next several days.
"If the president gets what he wants from the European, then he's willing to stay in the deal and keep waiving the sanctions", said a White House official. There are about 400 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors in Iran, and they indicate Iran is complying with the deal.
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned 14 companies and individuals in Iran and China - in connection with alleged human rights violations and weapons proliferation.
MCEVERS: OK. So how are the Europeans reacting to this?
Despite Donald Trump's vows to kill it, Barack Obama's Iran nuclear deal lives.