Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents


In 2015, Iran had struck the JCPOA deal with the U.S., the UK, Russia, China, France and Germany under which Tehran had agreed to limit its sensitive nuclear activities in return for lifting of crippling economic sanctions.

According to Lavrov, the decision particularly concerns small and medium-sized companies.

"Everyone agrees that this [US sanctions - Ed.] is an absolutely illegal and unacceptable policy, but, of course, this can hardly be changed and there will be enough struggle in trade, economic and political spheres", the minister said.

Mogherini conceded it will be tough battle to preserve the Iran nuclear agreement, which Trump's predecessor Barack Obama sealed with Iran along with Britain, France and Germany as well as Russian Federation and China.

"We're using every element of American power to try to achieve the ends, to try to get Iran to behave in a way that is rational and normal", Pompeo said.

The controversial agreement was implemented early 2016 after the Obama Administration and other governments cancelled biting sanctions and released frozen Iranian assets.

The EU vowed to fight to preserve the Iran nuclear deal after the US withdrawal, one of many points of US-European contention. "We've told our counterparts that we expect them to enforce the sanctions, but if there are specific situations, we're open to listening".

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Iran has sued the United States at the International Court of Justice in a new strategy to nullify the nuclear sanctions reimposed by President Donald Trump, which are starting to inflict pain on Iran's already weak economy.

Now, European companies are concerned that their ties with the U.S. could be damaged if they continue doing Iranian deals. USA sanctions against Iran are likely to be raised in his talks on the sidelines of the event.

MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said last week here that India would welcome greater engagements with the U.S. on the sanctions row.

The stolen documents shown to journalists are part of the same batch that Netanyahu heralded on April 30 in a dramatic televised presentation to make the case that "Iran lied", as the prime minister repeatedly proclaimed that night. "That's something that Treasury and State will be doing", he said. "It is necessary to put a stop to this behavior", Zarif said.

In response to another question on whether there was any development on the United States reaching out to India over the issue of reduction of imports from Iran, Kumar said, "They had indicated".

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends a meeting with lawmakers in Tehran.

The Iranian deputy foreign minister conveyed to the Indian side that his country has been a reliable energy partner for New Delhi and it should remain so, sources said.