Lavrov calls situation on Iran deal a 'crisis'

An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie near Paris France

An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Vaudoy-en-Brie near Paris France

Saudi Arabia is also accusing Iran of providing missiles that Yemeni rebels have fired toward Riyadh. "They will never abandon the U.S. for us", said housewife Poormoslem at a protest against Trump on Friday.

Mr Zarif said shortly arriving in Beijing he was hopeful of forging a "clear future design" for the nuclear deal in the wake of Washington's withdrawal, adding that the "interests of the people of Iran must be assured" for the deal to survive. "How will that force Iran back to the table?"

Following Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S from the nuclear accord, Iran and Israel exchanged blows over Syria, with Israel carrying out air strikes on Iranian targets inside Syria after Iran fired rockets at Israeli military targets, the BBC reported.

Iranians hold anti-US and Israel placards and shout slogans during a demonstration after Friday prayers in the capital Tehran on May 11, 2018.

The minister echoed calls from Chancellor Angela Merkel and other leaders that Iran should agree to a broader deal that went beyond the original accord and included Iran's "problematic role in the region". Not only is it one of the US companies making parts for Airbus, but it has also received big parts orders for oil and gas facilities in Iran.

"It's possible, it depends on the conduct of other governments", Bolton said.

Iran reiterated that no provisions or timeframes in the 2015 agreement "are negotiable in any manner".

Trump said new economic sanctions will be enforced against Iran. On the contrary, it means that Iran will restart a frozen nuclear program and reach bomb-making capacity sooner rather than later.

On Monday he also sent a letter to the United Nations in which he accused the USA of showing a "complete disregard for worldwide law" in pulling out of the deal. The government said the USA pullout damages United States credibility on the world stage and the credibility of accords the U.S. has signed, and puts "the present system of global law in serious danger".

Trump has long railed against Iran as the world's "leading state sponsor of terrorism."Criticisms of the country include its support for Shiite militant groups across the Middle East, from Hamas in Gaza to Hezbollah in Lebanon and Iraq".

"Some disillusionment has set in over the past two years, as Iranians have not been seeing as much economic benefit as many of them had hoped and expected", said Paul Pillar, a 28-year veteran of the Central Intelligence Agency and fellow in the Center for Security Studies at Georgetown University.

"The final aim of these negotiations is to seek assurances that the interests of the Iranian nation will be defended", Mohammad Javad Zarif said at the start of a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington withdrew from the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal as it provides Iran with possibilities of creating a nuclear bomb bypassing all now in force restrictions under the agreement and added that another deal should be signed with Tehran. While the secret of change-and we need change-is to put all energies not in destroying the old, but rather in building the new.

Amid all the conflict, Iranian reformist President Hassan Rouhani may be losing influence to conservative hardliners.

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