The 2015 deal, one of former President Barack Obama's biggest diplomatic achievements, gave Iran billions of dollars in sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear program, which many believed it was using to develop atomic weapons. Trump repeatedly denounced the agreement as the "worst ever" negotiated by the United States and said it gave Iran too much in return for too little. … [Read more...] about US Restores Iran Sanctions Lifted Under Obama Nuclear Deal
Sanctions were lifted
On 16 January 2016, the United States and the EU lifted certain sanctions against Iran in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreed among Iran, China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States. January 16, 2016 was the day on which the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) certified that Iran had met certain milestones set forth in the JCPOA toward dismantling the military aspects of its nuclear program. On the same day, the United States and the EU announced the lifting of sanctions consistent with the announcement of Implementation Day. … [Read more...] about US and EU Iran Sanctions Lifted: How to Proceed in Aviation Sector?
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The key will be standing firm on sanctions despite Russian and Chinese efforts to get them lifted prematurely. Pompeo’s U.N. briefing on Friday will be an early test of whether the Trump administration is prepared to drive all the way to full denuclearization with Russia and China in the back seat yelling, “Are we there yet?” … [Read more...] about Trump Says Russia ‘Agreed to Help with North Korea’ but Envoy Wants Sanctions Lifted
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran will not talk to the United States until all sanctions imposed on Tehran are lifted, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump said he would meet his Iranian counterpart to try to end a nuclear standoff. … [Read more...] about Iran’s Rouhani says no talks with U.S. until sanctions lifted