Iran nuclear deal can not be renegotiated: Rouhani

Iran nuclear deal can not be renegotiated: Rouhani

The prospect of Washington reneging on the deal has anxious some of the USA allies that helped negotiate it, especially as the world grapples with another nuclear crisis, North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile development.

Trump has been staunchly critical of the deal, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, but has so far refrained from making good on his threats to scrap the accord.

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"The exiting of the United States of America from the JCPOA will not benefit them in the slightest", Rouhani said.

He condemned Washington's "verbosity, especially the very insolent remarks by the president of the country". Six other partners -- China, Russia, the U.K., France, Germany, and the European Union - are all involved and have consistently said the deal is not up for renegotiation. Those provisions relate to enriching uranium to levels near those needed to produce the fuel for a nuclear weapon, as well as other activities that limit Iran's atomic capabilities at various sites. "And we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program".

"They were told clearly and definitively (by us) that the nuclear deal can not be renegotiated", he told a press conference in Tehran broadcast live on state television after his return from the U.N. General Assembly. He noted that while there are differences of opinions within the U.S. administration on a possible withdrawal, Trump appeared to agree with him that "the agreement must either be changed or scrapped." .

"That is why we talk about Iran defaulting on these expectations, since those expectations have not been met".

Tillerson did not dispute Mogherini's characterization but said that while Iran might be meeting its obligations to the letter of the deal, it is violating its spirit.

European diplomats, while sharing those concerns, are becoming exasperated by the argument - insisting the accord was designed exclusively to stop Iran getting the bomb.

But Trump told the United Nations the deal was being used as a cover for the pursuit of a nuclear warhead anyway, and Haley has charged that Iran has been caught in "multiple violations".

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That figure would inch up by $10 billion each quarter until it reaches $50 billion in monthly reductions a year from now. The Fed views the job market as strengthening, but it notes that inflation is running below its 2 percent annual target.

Supporters of the pact say it's time to push harder toward eliminating atomic weapons than nations have done through the almost 50-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Netanyahu singled out the deal's so-called "sunset clause" as the most problematic aspect of the accord.

However, he also appeared to open the door for tougher action on Iran, saying the deal was insufficient given Iran's growing regional influence since 2015.

The conversation in NY will be dominated by talks of North Korean provocations, the Iran nuclear deal, the crisis in Syria and the debate on climate change.

The Israeli prime minister then seized on Trump's judgment from earlier in the day that the nuclear deal with Iran was an "embarrassment".

He said it would be a "great pity" if it were destroyed by Mr Trump, who he referred to as a "rogue newcomer to global politics".

"National egoism is worthless as a regulatory principle for our world", he said. "There was no yelling, we didn't throw shoes at one another", Tillerson said. The tone was very matter of fact.

PM Netanyahu met with President Trump on Monday in NY, where Trump reiterated his commitment to reaching an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

If, as now appears increasingly likely, he decides that it is not, it could open the way for renewed U.S. sanctions and perhaps the collapse of the agreement. Sitting in a bilateral meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestinian Authority, Trump smiled when pressed on what the decision was.

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