Zarif: Trump 'desperate' to undermine nuclear deal

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It has the backing of all the partners to the agreement apart from the United States, with Russia warning Washington on Saturday that withdrawing would be "a big miscalculation".

"Instead I have outlined two possible paths forward: either fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw", he added.

In October, Trump refused to certify the agreement, a decision he is expected to reaffirm next week.

Trump said on Friday he would waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time to give Washington and its European allies a chance to fix the "terrible flaws" of the 2015 nuclear deal.

However, the U.S. imposed fresh sanctions on 14 individuals and entities over alleged human rights abuses. "We believe that the JCPOA is an important outcome of multilateralism and a model of resolving international hot-spot issues through political and diplomatic means", Lu Kang said.

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.

"Trump's policy and today's announcement amount to desperate attempts to undermine a solid multilateral agreement", said Zarif on Twitter. JCPOA is not renegotiable: rather than repeating tired rhetoric, US must bring itself into full compliance -just like Iran.

"The American administration has failed to undermine the nuclear deal".

Ryabkov's remarks come one day after U.S. President Donald Trump extended sanctions relief on Iran for what he said would be the final time. It also could hand Iran a pretext to start limiting U.N. inspections or restart its nuclear program. But any bill he sign must include these four critical components. This can cause more problems in future when we have to service our debts. "The bottom line is, he's stuck with this deal".

Iran will never renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal despite the U.S. pressures, Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Russia yesterday said Washington would be making a grave mistake by pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, adding that Moscow would work hard to keep the landmark agreement alive. But supporters of the existing deal between Iran and six world powers, including the former officials in Barack Obama's administration who negotiated it, denounced Trump's plan.

The real problem in Iran right now, everyone in the international business community agrees, is uncertainty. These penalties largely cut Iran out of the international financial system, until they were suspended by Obama under the nuclear deal.

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