Reuters reported this week that the "E3" powers will propose a fresh round of European Union sanctions on Tehran that keep the 2015 nuclear accord intact while addressing some of Iran's regional activities and ballistic missile work the usa believes were emboldened by the deal itself.
On January 30, Trump asked the Congress to address the flaws in what he termed was a "terrible Iran nuclear deal".
Trump said: "When you look at the Iran deal, I thought it was bad, he thought it was OK".
Iran watchers, analysts, administration officials and diplomats say they're fairly sure they know how "it is going to go". "I either wanted to break it or do something and he felt a little bit different". "We're taking the real-world actions that we think will make (it) unmistakable to Kim Jong Un that we are intent on denuclearization", Pompeo said.
Mr Zarif's words have come amid reports Trump's decision to fire US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replace him with Mike Pompeo could have major implications for the the future of the Iran deal.
"We will therefore be circulating in the coming days a list of persons and entities that we believe should be targeted in view of their publicly demonstrated roles", the document said, referring to Iranian ballistic missile tests and Tehran's role in backing Syria's government in the seven-year-old civil war.More news: Mourinho accused of taking "blood money"
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Corker said that while the Europeans wanted to keep the deal in place, they were having problems reaching a common position on the so-called sunset provisions, vehemently opposed by Trump, which will expire in eight to 13 years, freeing Iran from numerous pact's provisions. He told a parliamentary committee in Tehran on Wednesday that Tillerson's ouster was proof that Mr. Trump would pull out and promised that Iran would withdraw if the USA does. "But can we at least sit down and see each other face to face?"
A different U.S. official cited "very good" talks with London, Paris and Berlin this week in Vienna on the issue.
"The way I see it, Western countries are alarmed by the Iranian missile program, and they are seeking to push it into the framework they would find suitable", Russian envoy Mikhail Ulyanov was quoted as saying by state-run TASS news agency.
Hook said the USA goal in pushing for curbs on Tehran's involvement in regional conflicts is "to bring about a change in the behavior of the Iranian regime".
European officials are in a tricky position as the next Joint Commission on the deal nears on Friday.
As CIA chief and Iran hawk Mike Pompeo prepares to run the State Department, the Trump administration is weighing a speedier withdrawal from the agreement than even the president has threatened, according to two US officials and two outside advisers briefed on the matter.
Trump has had several public feuds with Corker, who he accused of engineering the deal under the Obama administration.