U.S. wants to work with Europeans on Iran deal

U.S. wants to work with Europeans on Iran deal

U.S. wants to work with Europeans on Iran deal

The United States' top diplomat said Sunday Washington still wants to work with Europe to counter Iran's "malign behavior" as President Donald Trump called his withdrawal from the landmark nuclear deal key to containing Tehran.

Taking to Twitter, the US President wrote, "Iran's Military Budget is up more than 40% since the Obama negotiated nuclear deal was reached... just another indicator that it was all a big lie".

On May 9, President Trump announced the USA withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal which limited the country's uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.

So far, China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and Iran remain in the accord, which placed controls on Iran's nuclear program and led to a relaxation of economic sanctions against Iran and companies doing business there.

The or five signatory powers - China, Russia, France, United Kingdom, and Germany - remain in that agreement while Washington reactivates sanctions machinery, opening question of wher U.S. will penalize European companies with business with Iran.

When Pompeo was asked about possibility of sanctions, it was when he emphasized his intention to continue negotiating with Europe, although he refused to state wher re would be penalties. Bolton, former ambassador to United Nations who has always defended hard line, merely noted that "it is possible" and that "depends on conduct of or governments", a very ambiguous words that only serve to clarify that hand lasts also with Allies not Discarded. For Kim's tyranny to yield, Washington tries to assure him that his ultimate goal is not to overthrow him, Pompeo said.

The White House said Trump had spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday and "reiterated the need for a comprehensive deal that addresses all aspects of Iran's destabilizing activity in the Middle East".

The US withdrawal from the Iran deal has upset Washington's European allies, cast uncertainty over global oil supplies and raised the risk of conflict in the Middle East. We are going to work to stop that, he said.

Israel and Iran engaged in an extensive military exchange on the heels of Trump's decision to leave the deal.

As a private citizen, Bolton suggested in the past that the United States push for a change in Iran's government. "The policy of the administration is to make sure that Iran never gets close to deliverable nuclear weapons", Bolton said on the ABC program "This Week". The administration then knew it was a lie and accepted anyway, he said.

With Pompeo seemingly assuming the "good cop" role on behalf of the Trump administration, it was left to newly appointed USA national security advisor John Bolton to remind Europe its firms could be punished if they didn't adhere to American measures.

Asked if Washington was now advocating for regime change in Iran, Bolton responded that it was not administration policy.

"I think you have to start first with the fundamental deficiencies of the deal itself", Bolton said.

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