Trump lays out new Iran strategy Friday, complicating European ties

Trump has called the Iran deal'the worst deal ever

Trump has called the Iran deal'the worst deal ever

In separate phone conversations with the Iranian top diplomat on Wednesday night, Mogherini and Gabriel stressed that all parties to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers need to fulfil their obligations under the worldwide agreement.

In addition, Trump could at any time decide not to waive the nuclear-related sanctions again - a decision he must make every 120 days under USA law.

"If we pass the message that with every change of administration in Washington or elsewhere deals are thrown away and renegotiated, no one would negotiate with any administration ever and any deal would be exposed to be renegotiated every term".

Mr Trump has until Sunday to notify Congress whether Iran remains in compliance with the accord under which it limited its atomic programme in exchange for sanctions relief.

White House officials said Trump is expected to announce a broad, more confrontational policy toward Iran directed at curbing its nuclear and ballistic missile programs and financial and military support for Hezbollah and other extremist groups. Cardin's spokesman said the objective of the meeting was to go over the administration's plan for the nuclear deal.

After failing to make Trump change his mind, European diplomats and businessmen have shifted the focus of their lobbying efforts on US Congress to help prevent Washington from killing the JCPOA. If Trump refuses to certify, Congress will have 60 days to decide whether to re-impose United States sanctions on Iran.

European officials expressed relief that the White House speech did not appear to represent an U.S. abrogation of the 2015 deal, which they had intensively lobbied against since it became clear over recent months that Trump did not want to continue to certify the deal to Congress.

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Political observers have warned that any unilateral action by the United States based on unsupported claims of Iranian non-compliance would isolate Washington, impede future efforts for other nonproliferation agreements in the broader worldwide community and increase the likelihood of a wider conflict in the Middle East.

Mogherini pointed to other worldwide agreements that the United States has abandoned but the rest of the world has remained committed to, including the Paris Agreement on climate change. However, "as flawed as the deal is, I believe we must now enforce the hell out of it", and make sure inspectors have better access to possible nuclear sites, he said.

Murphy said pulling out of the Iran deal would make a peaceful settlement of the North Korea standoff more hard.

The U.S. will need to work with Britain, France and Germany - all parties to the Iran nuclear pact - to fix its flaws and those countries need to know that the U.S.is a reliable partner, according to Engel. "He's now taking a step that would lead to tearing up the deal", said Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., one of the key members who whipped support for the Iran deal in Congress when it was struck. "That ship has sailed", according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Many will not even discuss what congressional debate might follow if Trump decertifies, instead focusing the arguments for certification. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., would demand that the intelligence community produce judgments on a wide range of Iranian behavior that is not covered by the nuclear deal, including ballistic missile testing and development and threats to Israel and the Mideast more broadly.

The White House is seeking to extend or eliminate the expiration date for so-called "sunset" provisions, which limit the amount of uranium Iran is allowed to enrich. Even Iran hawks who are close to Trump, like Sen.

Ahead, we break down the implications of that decision and what could come next. "Once it was entered into, once it was implemented, we want to see it enforced".

Touching on speculations about the likelihood of renegotiation of the deal, Mogherini pointed to the "extremely complex nuclear aspects" of the JCPOA which have been ironed out over 12 years of intensive negotiations, saying, "It is not a deal you can easily open and renegotiate".

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