Speaking about the US policies towards the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad said that the US President Donald Trump, who strongly opposed the deal, has always sought to "destroy the JCPOA". A consortium of Russian and Iranian companies signed an agreement with Tehran to develop two oilfields located on the country's border with Iraq this week, Iran's second deal since the nuclear pact.
Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh European Union sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
But U.S. President Donald Trump has long railed against the deal for reasons including its limited duration and the fact it does not cover Iran's ballistic missile program.
"We will...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" in the missile program and the Syrian civil war, the document said, according to Reuters.
This would cover Iran's ballistic missile programme, its regional activities, the expiration of parts of the nuclear deal in the mid-2020s and tighter United Nations inspections, Hook said.
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He cautioned if the United States breaks the deal, they will need to find some other way to deal with that issue. Trump's next deadline to extend some of those concessions is May 12, and he has vowed not to do so again unless the Europeans meet his demands.
"We are taking things one week at a time, we are having very good discussions in London, Paris and Berlin", Hook, recently ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's chief of strategy, said.
Shamkhani made the remarks as he met today in Tehran with Yusuf bin Alawi, the minister responsible for foreign affairs in Oman, a key Gulf ally of the U.S. with close ties to Iran.
"There is a lot we agree on and where we disagree we are working to bridge our differences", he said in Vienna.
Trump has threatened to pull out of the agreement unless European allies help "fix" it with a follow-up accord.