US President Donald Trump waives Iran nuclear sanctions, but for last time: White House

Trump had previously declared that he thinks the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in the United States' national interest.

Published: 13th January 2018 12:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th January 2018 01:23 AM   |  A+A-

US President Donald Trump | AP

By AFP

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump grudgingly agreed not to reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran on Friday, but officials warned that it would be the last time he issues such a waiver. He also stated that Europe must help fix 'flaws' in the deal.

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Instead, a senior White House official said, Trump wants Washington's European allies to use the 60 day period before sanctions relief again comes up for renewal to agree tougher measures.

At the same time as the renewed waiver was announced, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on 14 Iranian figures and companies, including the head of the country's judiciary, Sadegh Amoli Larijani.

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