Iran says nuclear deal with major powers not renegotiable

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Zarif said Washington was already "maliciously violating" three sections of the agreement, including paragraph 26 which requires the US to "make best efforts in good faith to sustain this JCPOA and to prevent interference with the realisation of the full benefit by Iran of the sanctions lifting".

"This includes its human rights abuses and censorship of protesters, including those held in Iranian prisons, as well as their continued developments of threatening weapons systems", the official said. Probably the most interesting is Sadeq Larijani. "The wrong approach is to bully countries with arbitrary and unenforceable deadlines".

"These provisions must have no expiration date". Extrapolating from these figures to the nationwide scale of the protests, it is easy to conclude that the regime's estimates remain understated. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has famously blamed the United States and other foreign enemies for orchestrating and directing the demonstrations. He did not elaborate other than by saying people had been won over by organizers' slogans without realizing that they were protesting against the government itself.

"Waiving the sanctions on the ayatollah while protesters are dying in the streets would be a serious mistake", Cruz told The Weekly Standard.

The U.S. president must sign a waiver suspending the U.S. sanctions on Iran every 120 days.

The Trump administration is reportedly waiving sanctions on Iran's nuclear sanctions as part of the Iran deal but is announcing new sanctions on specific individuals and entities in Iran.

The same article notes that the budget for the forthcoming Iranian year, which was announced shortly before the outbreak of unrest, was a major spark for the demonstrations. "I've never seen something so incompetently negotiated-and I mean never", Trump said during a Capitol Hill rally in September 2015.

The US, he said, is countering Iranian proxy wars in Yemen and Syria.

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif reacts upon arrival for the third day of the 53rd Munich Security Conference (MSC) at the Bayerischer Hof hotel in Munich, southern Germany, on February 19, 2017.

"We are cutting off the regime s money flows to terrorists".

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to publicly preview the decision.

Donald Trump does not want to be associated with the Obama-crafted nuclear deal in any way, shape, or form.

In a White House statement, Trump called the waiver a "last chance" to fix the "flaws" of the Iran nuclear deal. "Rather, the government has become smarter in managing such crises", the article explained.

The article suggests that the recent unrest was a spontaneous expression of outrage about issues that often differed from one locality to another.

However, reimposing sanctions eased under the 2015 deal could prove harmful to the very citizens for whom Mr Trump had expressed support. Whether that must come in binding action isn't clear.

"As a first step, we will coordinate with the E3 and the other EU Member States to jointly assess the statement and its implication", the Spokesperson on the Iran Nuclear Deal said in a statement on Friday.

In a statement carried by the state-run IRNA news agency, the Foreign Ministry said Iran "will not accept any change in the deal, neither now nor in future", adding that it will "not take any action beyond its commitments".

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