USA argues its case against Iran to divided IAEA meeting

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media captionIran's FM Mohammad Javad Zarif says its next step will be enriching uranium beyond 3.67

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIran's FM Mohammad Javad Zarif says its next step will be enriching uranium beyond 3.67

On Sunday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Tehran had announced that it would abandon the 3.67% limit for uranium enrichment as it scales back its commitments in response to US sanctions reimposed by the US President Donald Trump. "If Tehran returns to compliance with the deal, I'd rejoin the agreement".

Meanwhile, Iran has slamed the United States and its allies for using oil as a political weapon to put more economic pressure on the Islamic Republic, emphasizing, however, that Washington will never be able to achieve its dream of cutting Tehran's oil exports to zero. "Yet Trump cast it aside prompting Iran to restart its nuclear program, become more provocative, and raising the risk of another disastrous war in the region".

Senior administration officials now agree that China defied USA sanctions when it imported more than a million barrels of crude oil from Iran last month.

"It is essential", he said. The two leaders spoke on the phone Thursday to address the latest developments in the Middle East as well as regional security challenges. "Iran has not indicated in any way that they want to breach the agreement; it is Donald Trump who has created this crisis, it was Donald Trump who made a giant misjudgment, and it's Donald Trump who's hired the same people in his administration that led to [the Iraq] war". Last week the Chinese received their first delivery of an Iranian oil cargo since the Trump administration in May scrapped exemptions on Iranian sanctions. "And the global community was working with us".

President Hassan Rouhani told a visiting French presidential envoy that Iran has left the door open for diplomacy on the 2015 nuclear deal. This position is held in the United States by figures such as Mark Dubowitz of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and by policymakers such as Sen.

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