Mogherini: No Proposal of Additional Sanctions against Iran

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Iran consented to restraints for its atomic program in trade for lifting some sanctions as a component of the bargain.

"In the event that the United States of America withdraws from the arrangement, then the nuclear deal or even talks will definitely be finished", Araqchi pointed out, as mentioning by a statement released from Mehr News organisation on Saturday. In addition, Mogherini urged adherence to the bloc's consistent position that the Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), must succeed before the bloc will agree to further action against Iran.

Mogherini noted that she does not expect beginning of discussions on new sanctions, saying the matter now is the full implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran. He said those issues must be expressed in global decisions and lead to more pressure on Iran. Senior Iranian officials have repeatedly said their missile programme is not up for negotiation.

Steinitz said the worldwide community should no longer tolerate issues that are not in the deal, such as Iran's aggressive takeover of countries in the region and its support for terrorism.

In January, the president informed his European counterparts that unless the flaws in the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers are fixed, he will not extend the existing waivers for sanctions relief that expire May 12.

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In response, the three European signatories - France, Britain and Germany - have proposed new EU sanctions targeting Iranians who support Syria's government in that country's civil war and Tehran's ballistic missile program.

In a message to the Iranian people on the occasion of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, U.S. President Donald Trump said, "I wish a lovely and blessed Nowruz to the millions of people around the world who are celebrating the arrival of spring".

She made the remarks on arrival at a meeting of foreign ministers of 28 European Union member states.

The confidential document cites "transfers of Iranian missiles and missile technology" to Syria and allies of Tehran, such as Houthi rebels in Yemen and Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah.

"As alleged, Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad created a network of front companies and foreign bank accounts to mask Iranian business dealings in Venezuela and evade US sanctions", Manhattan US Attorney Geoffrey Berman said in a statement.