Trump's New Plans for Iran Deal

Trump's New Plans for Iran Deal

Speaking on behalf of the United Nations chief, Dujarric added that issues related to the JCPOA must be "addressed through the mechanisms established by the agreement".

The so-called "Iran Freedom Policy and Sanctions Act" was introduced by Republican representative Peter Roskam and backed by his fellow GOP member Liz Cheney, the daughter of scandal-hit former US Vice President Dick Cheney, on Thursday.

"Despite my strong inclination, I have not yet withdrawn the United States from the Iran nuclear deal".

Russia's top diplomat, who stressed that Russian Federation will work to preserve the existing Iran nuclear deal, also warned that the agreement's collapse could be detrimental to dialogue with North Korea.

"If the deal is put aside and Iran is told, "you keep up with your obligations or we will impose sanctions again", then you have to put North Korea in its place", Lavrov said. "We proceed from the fact that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is possible only in the context of general and complete disarmament, in conditions of ensuring equal and indivisible security for all, including those who possess nuclear weapons, as stipulated in the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons [NPT]", Lavrov said speaking at a UN Security Council meeting.

Haley said the global community must respond to Iran's "dangerous violations" of its obligations in the United Nations resolution endorsing the nuclear deal, "not because we want the nuclear deal to fail, but because we want the cause of nonproliferation to succeed".

President Donald Trump last week waived sanctions on Iran for what the administration said was the final time, meaning lawmakers have 4 months to pass legislation to fix the Obama-era nuclear accord. Tehran has slammed those bans a violation of both the letter and spirit of the deal. It has fulfilled some of those promises but quietly ignored others.The result is that Iran's nuclear program continues to have a potential military dimension. Since its conclusion, however, the USA has been cautioning foreign enterprises against re-entering transactions with Iran.

Iran's foreign ministry has said it "will not accept any amendments in this agreement" - and the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Tehran's compliance with the current agreement.

Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi reaffirmed on Tuesday that the JCPOA "drew a line" between the missile program and the nuclear issue, saying that no party could now claim that Iran's missile tests violate the nuclear agreement.