WASHINGTON, March 16. /TASS/. Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders was not on Friday to comment on reports in the media about proposals in the UK, Germany and France to impose new sanctions against Tehran to convince the United States to withdraw from the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on the Iranian nuclear program.
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“Currently, we have no new announcements regarding the sanctions, but, as always, we continue to promote the implementation of the agenda of the President [of the USA Donald trump]” she said at a briefing for journalists.
The press Secretary was asked to comment on material from Reuters, which stated that the three European States sent to the EU proposal to impose new sanctions against the Islamic Republic in connection with its program to develop ballistic missiles and operations in Syria . According to the Agency, representatives of Britain, France and Germany have been negotiating with the Washington administration about the SVPD, and the introduction of additional EU restrictions should, in the opinion of the three countries to persuade the United States not to withdraw from the agreement.
SVPD was agreed upon by Tehran and six world powers in 2015 and in January 2016 has entered the implementation stage. It provides for the lifting of sanctions imposed against Iran by the UN Security Council, the US and the EU. Instead, the Islamic Republic pledged to restrict its nuclear activities, putting it under international control.
In October last year, the US President made an appeal to fellow citizens about the future of the country’s participation in the agreement on the Iranian atom. Calling the AGREEMENT “one of the worst” and the most unfavorable Washington deals, trump actually made for the renegotiation of the agreement, and otherwise did not rule out the possibility of withdrawing from the agreement. In his speech, there were also allegations of supporting terrorism, as well as complaints about the missile programs of Tehran.
Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic Abbas Araghchi said on 14 March that the decision this week by trump’s decision to fire Rex Tillerson to the post of U.S. Secretary of state said about the preparation of Washington to the withdrawal from the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.