Iran vows retaliation over 'hostile' US sanctions

It saw Iran agree to reduce uranium enrichment activity drastically, dispose of its enriched uranium stocks and modify a heavy water facility so it could not produce material suitable for a nuclear bomb.

Mr Trump also wants Iran's ballistic missile programme to be addressed."This is a last chance", the US president said in a statement on Friday.

After lawmakers raised the issue of protections for immigrants from African nations, Haiti and El Salvador, the President reportedly demanded to know why the United States should accept immigrants from "s***hole countries", rather than, for instance, wealthy and overwhelmingly white Norway.

In a telephone conversation with Trump on Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron reiterated "the determination of France to support the strict implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and the importance of it being respected by all signatories", said the Elysee Palace.

"Such a move means breaking down a Security Council resolution by one of the members which would destroy the credibility of the Security Council and the US", underlined Araqchi.

"I don't think that anybody has produced a better alternative to the JCPOA as a way of preventing the Iranians from going ahead with the acquisition of a military nuclear capability", he said.

Two of those arrested died in prison in the aftermath of the protests, in what officials said were suicides.

"Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal", he said in a statement.

China on Saturday pledged to continue playing a constructive role in maintaining and implementing the Iran nuclear deal, after U.S. President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix "disastrous flaws" in a deal. "None of the US allies in Europe and East Asia agreed with Trump's request to terminate the deal or even including some changes in it".

The ultimatum puts pressure on Europeans - key backers and parties to the 2015 international agreement to curb Iran's nuclear program - to satisfy Trump, who wants the pact strengthened with a separate agreement within 120 days. My policy is to deny Iran all paths to a nuclear weapon-not just for ten years, but forever.

  • Leon Brazil