House Conservatives to Intro Bill That Toughens Iran Deal

Iran deal won't survive beyond May 2018, sanctions expert says

House Conservatives to Intro Bill That Toughens Iran Deal

If it fails to vote, the sanctions would be automatically re-imposed.

Tehran has ruled out any changes in the deal, while the other signatories - Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russian Federation - have closed ranks in support of the accord.

Turning to the Syrian conflict where the use of chemical weapons has challenged the "global taboo" against these weapons of mass destruction, Guterres said that if the use of chemical weapons in the country is once again determined, the worldwide community "needs to find an appropriate way to identify those responsible and hold them to account".

Moscow has no plans to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a session of the UN Security Council on nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction, APA reports quoting TASS.

Iran asserts that its nuclear activities have never had any military dimension - something repeatedly verified by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), which is tasked with monitoring the technical aspect of the JCPOA's implementation. She said "halting the nuclear proliferation might be more complicated now than in the past".

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Calling it "a last chance", Trump said the USA "will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal".

Cheney added that the legislation "will ensure that sanctions on Iran will only be relaxed if Iran meets these crucial requirements", criticizing the current agreement for allegedly delivering "sanctions relief and cash payments" to Iran in exchange for "unverifiable promises". Since its conclusion, however, the USA has been cautioning foreign enterprises against re-entering transactions with Iran.

The agreement stipulates the reduction of deployed strategic carriers of each side to 700 units and up to 1,000 550 nuclear warheads on them.

Asked to comment by AFP, Airbus said it "keeps on working with Iran Air and the Iranian authorities on the execution of the purchase agreement in full compliance with the JCPOA and other applicable regulations".

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