US President Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions, but for last time

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Aides said the President will waive sanctions for the final time, Reuters reported, pointing out that if the deal is not strengthened with a follow-up agreement in 120 days, the U.S. "We have been under United States sanctions for the last 40 years", said Farshad Alyan, a 26-year-old law student.

Iran insists its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes, while the United States and other countries claim it has been trying to develop nuclear weapons. The last time Trump issued a waiver was in September 2017.

His decision will keep the 2015 nuclear deal alive for the time being. It says it will stick to the agreement as long as the other signatories respect it but will "shred" it if Washington pulls out.

President Trump on Friday faced a deadline on whether to kill the 2015 nuclear agreement negotiated by the Obama administration and five other nations, and reinstate the sanctions against the Islamic Republic, or keep it in place, despite the fact that he views as faulty and risky. "We are also targeting Iran's ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities, which it continues to prioritize over the economic well-being of the Iranian people".

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Meanwhile, the Iranians have dismissed United States pressure to renegotiate the deal.

In a statement, Trump says the USA will would work with European partners to resolve flaws in the nuclear deal by trying to negotiate a follow-up agreement.

Safavi also pointed out that "the US government's designation of individuals and entities now involved in human rights abuses, including the suppression of Iranian protesters, is a move in the right direction".

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Although Trump approved the waiver on USA sanctions as spelled out in the deal, Washington announced other sanctions against 14 Iranian entities and individuals, including judiciary head Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, a close ally of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Despite the lopsided cohort in favor the deal, the president has continued to recoil at the prospect of extending sanctions to Iran given his personal animus toward the deal and campaign promise to rip up the global accord during his first term in office. During Barack Obama's presidency, these penalties largely cut Iran out of the worldwide financial system, until they were suspended under the nuclear deal.

Trump has repeatedly denounced the nuclear agreement negotiated by his predecessor and in October declined to certify that it's in the interests of the US.

"While Britain may move to support the USA on this, Germany and France are likely to be strongly opposed", he said.

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