Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions

Iranian MPs to Weigh Response to New US Sanctions

As president, he has altered his position, insisting he is still studying the accord and hasn't made a final decision. She added that its supporters say "that if the U.S.is blamed for the collapse of this deal it will be hard for the U.S.to get partners back on board".

At the same time, the US retains sanctions against Iran on the missile program, human rights and on suspicion that Tehran sponsors terrorism.

The nuclear agreement eased crippling economic sanctions on Iran in return for imposing strict limits on its nuclear program.

The Trump administration is conducting an interagency review of USA policy to Iran and whether the nuclear deal advances U.S. national security interests, Jones said.

Washington has labeled Iran as a "state sponsor of terrorism" and accuses it of sowing instability in the region through its backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime, Hezbollah militia in Lebanon and Houthi rebels in Yemen's civil war.

Richard Nephew, a former USA negotiator with Iran now at Columbia University, called the renewal an "important step" in maintaining the deal but said it was still threatened by "congressional pressure, Republican politics, and the views of many people" in the Trump administration.

On Monday, the Wall Street Journal characterized the planned trip as part of an ongoing effort to encourage traditional USA allies to develop a multilateral plan for fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant while also pushing back against Iran, which has a hand in a number of regional conflicts and terrorist activities.

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Ruan operates a network that has provided support to Iranian industries working on the ballistic missile program, including guidance systems. But he said that given US commitments under the nuclear deal, "the United States is not pursuing efforts to reduce Iran's sales of crude oil at this time".

"I will continue to monitor this situation closely", Trump added.

As contentious as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is in the us, it has been even more divisive in Iran. The extension of the sanctions comes ahead of Iran's presidential election on Friday.

"Last month the Treasury Department imposed the first human rights-related sanctions designations against Iranian individuals and entities since December 2014, and we will continue to pursue initiatives around the world that uphold our core values of promoting and protecting human rights", he said.

New sanctions also have been placed on an Iranian-based company known as Matin Sanat Nik Andishan for its proliferation activities supporting Iran's ballistic missile program.

The U.S. will continue to abide by the agreements in the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, despite President Trump's stated disapproval of it.

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