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United States to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now

United States to continue with Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, for now

However since assuming the presidency, he has tempered his position, suggesting that he is studying the accord with an eye for its details, and that he is yet to reach a final position on its contents.

But the Trump administration, dominated by fiercely anti-Iran sentiment, balanced the sanctions waivers with new measures against Iranian defence officials and a Chinese business tied to Tehran's ballistic missile programme.

According to the Treasure Department, those affected include two senior Iranian defence officials, one of whom allegedly helps to arm the dictator Bashar al-Assad and a China-based network, Ruan Running, that allegedly supports Iran's military by supplying millions of dollars' worth of missile production items. Simultaneously, the president signed the waiver he chided his predecessor for doing that prevented old sanctions from "snapping back" into place, but added a couple of new ones as a punishment for the recent Iranian missile activity.

Wendy Sherman, who served as undersecretary of State for political affairs from 2011 to 2015, said that the nuclear deal allows the U.S.to use "all options" if Iran were to backpedal on the deal.

"Last month the Treasury Department imposed the first human rights-related sanctions designations against Iranian individuals and entities since December 2014, and we will continue to pursue initiatives around the world that uphold our core values of promoting and protecting human rights", said Jones.

The timing is meant to show a hard stance on Iran - even as the administration continues to comply with the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iran, meanwhile, has been too busy to react, as it often does, to the seemingly contradictory announcements from Washington, seeing as Iranians are getting ready to cast their votes in the presidential elections on Friday, May 19. Iran is buying 20 of the ATR 72-600 planes.

Tillerson at that time said the Trump administration would nonetheless review the terms of the deal because of Iran's violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions related to ballistic missile testing, as well as its backing of terrorism and taking sides in regional unrest.

The State Department released today its semi-annual report to Congress detailing sanctions imposed on persons involved in human rights abuses in Iran.

As contentious as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is in the USA, it has been even more divisive in Iran. No incumbent president has failed to win re-election since 1981, when Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's current supreme leader, became president himself. He has pledged to triple government subsidies, now $12 a month for the poorest Iranians. Analysts have said that his extension of the sanctions is indicative of his tacit intention to let the deal remain.

Jones said the USA will continue to hold Iran accountable for its human rights abuses with new actions.

U.S. -Iran relations have become more hostile than ever as the White House takes an aggressive posture toward Tehran over test-firing a ballistic missile that could raise tensions in the already chaotic region.


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