Iran official says Europe has 60 days to give nuclear 'guarantees'

In the U.S., National Security Adviser John Bolton raised the pressure on Europe, saying that countries and companies that continue to do business with Iran could face sanctions.

White House National Security adviser John Bolton said it was possible European companies that continue to do business with Iran were at the risk of facing sanctions from the United States.

European powers alarmed by Donald Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear accord set out this week on an urgent search for ways to hold the deal together and avoid a further escalation of violence in the Middle East.

USA treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said: "The Iranian regime and its central bank have abused access to entities in the UAE to acquire United States dollars to fund the IRGC-QF's malign activities, including to fund and arm its regional proxy groups, by concealing the objective for which the U.S. dollars were acquired".

Maas acknowledged that they did not have the means to provide assurances for companies planning to do business with Iran. After years of crippling economic sanctions, the deal opened Iran to business with the USA and Europe, and companies around the world began doing business in Iran. "President Trump's withdrawal is denying them that wealth, denying them the resources to continue their bad behavior, to take the money away from them", he said.

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Despite the USA exit, Britain and Iran expressed their commitment on Sunday to ensuring that the accord is upheld, according to a statement released by British Prime Minister Theresa May's office.

The flaw in the 2015 deal with Iran stems from the fact that its scope is confined to stopping, or better still, postponing Iran's uranium enrichment programme, which can be used to manufacture a nuclear bomb but only for a limited number of years.

Germany's minister for economic affairs, Peter Altmaier, said on Sunday that Berlin will try to "persuade the USA government to change its behaviour".

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin also noted in an announcement that "sanctions will be reimposed subject to certain 90 day and 180 day wind-down periods".

Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron reached out to Iran last week to urge it stick to its commitments under the accord.

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Asked about past comments of supporting regime change in Iran prior to joining the White House, Bolton said, "I've written and said a lot of things when I was a complete free agent".

He added that he believes Iran "never made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons".

In the CNN interview, Bolton did not respond directly when asked whether Trump might seek "regime change" in Iran, or whether the US military would be ordered to make a preemptive strike against any Iranian nuclear facility.

Bolton expressed optimism that European allies will follow Trump's lead and exit the deal, despite the assertions of the leaders of France, the United Kingdom, and Germany that they intend to remain in the agreement.

He told CNN's State of the Union: "The Europeans will see that it's in their interests to come along with us".

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"I think at the moment there's some feeling in Europe - they're really surprised we got out of it, really surprised at the reimposition of strict sanctions".

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