The new restrictions on travel vary by country and include a phased-in approach. "I have no doubt that if this scenario materializes, which it's not clear it will, the European Union will act to protect the legitimate interests of our companies with all the means at our disposal". "We have lifted sanctions on Iran, infusing that tottering economy with much-needed cash, in exchange for an agreement that enables Iran to cross the nuclear threshold".
Unlike his predecessors over more than two decades, the only nuclear cans that President Donald Trump kicked down the road during his recent address to the U.N. General Assembly last week were attached to the backsides of tyrannical North Korean and Iranian collaborators. That deadline is the result of legislation passed by Congress in 2015 that requires the president to make several certifications to lawmakers every 90 days. In an awkward situation for the controversial USA president, even U.S. senators last Wednesday asked him for evidence to back his claim that Iran is violating the nuclear pact.
Elsewhere in his remarks Zarif pointed to Iran's defensive needs saying, "You talked about missiles". If the President withdraws from the Iran agreement, then Iran is free to resume their development of nuclear weapons. They will have to choose between breaking publicly with a key ally or losing credibility by failing to honor a diplomatic agreement.
That was deliberate, said Araud said on Monday.
On Saturday evening, Iran announced it successfully tested a new-medium range missile. That review is still ongoing. The new sanctions are a clear indicator that Trump wants to isolate Iran without sufficient cause, and leaving the nuclear deal will further weaken USA diplomatic reputation internationally. Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia were left on the list of affected countries in a new proclamation issued by the president. It has "changed the climate already on Iran", Darroch said, "so it's succeeding, we would say let's carry on with that, let's intensify those discussions, but let's keep the JCPOA". At the UN General Assembly, during a meeting last week of all parties to JCPOA, he said, "there was a very clear message" from Iran, China and Russian Federation "saying no way, there won't be any re-opening of the agreement, the agreement is working as it is", Araud said. And they object in particular to parts of the deal governing uranium enrichment that eventually expire under a "sunset clause".
The Europeans say they can't tell if their lobbying efforts have been effective ― and they don't expect to find out until the rest of the world does.
"I obviously agree with the president on this, I think it was the worst deal". He continued that we can not "enforce the agreement even if we detect unambiguous violation because enforcement depends on the U.N. Security Council".
Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test
Trump is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether or not he believes Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal . At a speech to the UN General Assembly this week, US President Trump described the deal as an "embarrassment".