British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi on bilateral issues, including Iran nuclear deal and the British dual nationals detained in Iran. Iranians certainly do, which is also what Salehi-Isfahani thinks is behind Araqchi's statements: The need to sound tough in the face of mounting pressure from the United States.
Under the deal, Iran undertook to apply certain limits to its nuclear program in exchange for the termination of all nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran. He said Iran doesn't need nuclear arms and will not go for the nuclear weapons.
The report further noted that Iran has continued to inform IAEA of reserves of heavy water and allowed it to monitor the reserves. But Iran has been playing the game since the nuclear deal was agreed to in July 2015. Iran has claimed that this is because the banks have expressed trepidation over accidentally violating the USA sanctions that are still in place.
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What the skaters said in the post-competition interviews pointed to another problem: The lack of mental and emotional fortitude. Nagasu earned a score of 66.93 for ninth place , Tennell scored 64.01 for 11th place and Chen scored 65.90 for 10th place.
While campaigning in 2016, Donald Trump often criticised the Iran nuclear deal as an abject failure for the U.S. and even threatened last month to pull out of the deal entirely. Many European countries have signed deals with Iran since the pact was made, only to struggle to find banks, even European ones willing to process them.
During the Obama administration, just as now, Iran complained that the United States was preventing from receiving the full measure of sanctions relief that it was due.
"The Iranians might do things that have nothing to do with nuclear weapons but advance the technical aspects of their nuclear programs over a long period of time", said Marashi.