US President Donald Trump says he is extending sanctions relief for Iran one last time so Europe and the US can fix the nuclear deal’s “terrible flaws”.
Also on Friday, the US imposed separate sanctions against 14 Iranian individuals and entities it accuses of rights abuses, censorship and support for weapons proliferators.
It saw Iran agree to reduce uranium enrichment activity drastically, dispose of its enriched uranium stocks and modify a heavy water facility so it could not produce material suitable for a nuclear bomb.
Senior Trump administration officials briefed reporters on Friday to say the president will work with European partners to broker an agreement limiting Iran’s ballistic missiles activities.
The president also wants the US Congress to amend a law on US participation in the nuclear deal, so that Washington could reimpose all sanctions if Iran breaches certain “trigger points”.