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Trump extended mode the lifting of sanctions against Iran in recent times

The US President Donald trump

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WASHINGTON, January 12. /TASS/. US President, Donald trump has decided to extend the mode of lifting the sanctions against Iran, which was abolished in the framework of the 2015 agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program, also called the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD). On Friday has informed journalists the representative of the American administration of high rank.

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“The President has decided again to renew the suspension of sanctions on its nuclear program according to the requirements of the AGREEMENT”, – he said. However, an official noted that this is the last time that Washington intends to work with its allies on changing the agreement .

According to him, the head of state intends to work with European partners on a kind of Supplement to an agreement” which will set Iran a number of limitations, which he cannot break. In the administration I would like to stress that the Iranian representatives would not participate in these negotiations. In addition, United States in favor of a long-term agreement. If the talks are successful, then the United States will remain a party to the nuclear deal, concluded the representative.

At the same time, the U.S. Treasury imposes sanctions against five individuals and nine organizations for involvement in human rights violations in Iran, and missile program Tehran. Updated lists are published on the website of the American Finance Department.

Sanctions should exert serious political pressure, said the representative of the American administration. According to him, one placed under restriction – Sadeh Ardeshir Amoli Larijani head of judiciary of Iran is the brother of the head of the Mejlis (Parliament) of Iran Ali Larijani. “In other words, these sanctions will have an impact on the top management”, – he explained.

As reported by the U.S. Treasury, Sadeh Larijani made the list, as allegedly “responsible for or complicit” actions which are “serious violations of human rights”. Other sanctions against officials of Iran was also introduced for the violation of human rights or for the support of arms proliferation.

All these restrictions are of a secondary character that is introduced due to the fact that the individuals to cooperate with those who are already under us sanctions. The black list were two Chinese citizens and three Iranians. Nine companies and institutions based in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Tehran and in the Iranian city of Karaj. According to the list of the Ministry of Finance, there is one of the prisons.

As explained to journalists the official representative of the US administration, this step is done in the framework of the “General strategy” of Washington to counter the “destabilizing behavior of the Iranian regime.” He said that we are talking about human rights violations during the mass protests. The same applies to the treatment of protesters in detention. Other persons from the list of supported Iran’s missile program.

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As previously reported, the Associated Press, Donald trump decided to continue to suspend unilateral sanctions against Iran in connection with progress on changes to American law governing the country’s participation in the AGREEMENT.

AGREEMENT was signed in Vienna in summer 2015, its members, besides the U.S. and Iran are Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany. The agreement provides, inter alia, the refusal of Tehran from producing weapons-grade plutonium, the reduction of its existing enriched uranium in exchange for lifting of international sanctions. The term of the agreement is 10 years, the current U.S. government think this is too short a period.

After Iran has fulfilled its side of the agreement, which was confirmed by inspections of the International atomic energy Agency, the previous President of the USA Barack Obama on January 16, 2016 was removed from the sanctions imposed in connection with the recent attempts to develop nuclear weapons. However, many other limitations, for example, ballistic missiles, remained in force. However, trump October 13 last year refused to confirm Congress of Iranian compliance with nuclear deal. To make such a certification from the President of the United States requires national legislation.

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