Trump expected to extend waiver on Iran sanctions

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The two sides exchanged opinions on a statement regarding to the Iran nuclear deal made by the United States.

Senior U.S. administration officials told reporters Trump would work with Europeans on a follow-on deal to enshrine triggers that the Iranian government could not exceed related to ballistic missiles.

Trump on Friday, once again, reluctantly signed waivers crucial to keep the agreement in place, but he also demanded that European allies agree to rewrite the nuclear deal within 120 days or else he would kill it.

"This is a last chance".

Washington also announced sanctions against 14 entities and people, including the head of Iran's judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani.

It is aimed at ensuring Iran uses its nuclear capabilities for peaceful purposes while preventing it from gaining nuclear weapons. Iranian officials have said they are not considering making the missile program negotiable. The foreign affairs deputy minister in Moscow, Sergei Ryabkov noted that Russian Federation has a very pessimistic stance on the documents and decisions made by the American president about the Iran nuclear deal.

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After the President's announcement on Friday, Obama officials who helped negotiate the 2015 agreement reiterated that the accord ensures Iran can not obtain a nuclear weapon.

Hard-liners on Iran in the US Congress have called for the reimposition of the suspended sanctions and an end to the nuclear deal, while some liberal Democrats want to pass legislation that would make it harder for Trump to pull Washington out without congressional consent.

The waiver he will sign suspends U.S. sanctions on Iran for another 120 days.The White House wants European Union signatories to agree permanent restrictions on Iran's uranium enrichment.

However, he said it would be the final time that economic sanctions would be waived by the U.S., although the deal's European signatories - the UK, France, and Germany, alongside Russian Federation and China - reaffirmed their commitments.

"Here is the border between the USA illegal approach to worldwide problems and the actions in line with mutual respect for sovereignty, which we follow", he said in a comment on the sanctions pressure from the USA on Iran and North Korea. The Treasury Department's action hits 14 Iranian officials and companies and businessmen from Iran, China and Malaysia, freezing any assets they have in the USA and banning Americans from doing business with them.

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