Trump Tells Netanyahu Europe Opposed to Amendment Demands On Iran Deal

Trump Tells Netanyahu Europe Opposed to Amendment Demands On Iran Deal

During remarks at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said his discussions with US President Donald Trump and other officials in Washington last week focused mainly on Iran, Xinhua news agency reported.

"The officials say Trump told Netanyahu that until now the three European powers only proposed "cosmetic changes" that he doesn't find satisfactory".

According to Axios, senior Israeli officials claim the president will not work with Germany, France, and the United Kingdom on the Iran deal unless harder measures are taken to ensure the Middle Eastern country does not obtain nuclear weapons by his May 12th deadline to change the agreement. The president wants European allies to join him in demanding an end to Iran's ballistic-missile testing, which are not addressed by the nuclear deal; unrestricted access for United Nations nuclear inspectors to Iran's military sites, which have previously hosted nuclear weapons experimentation; and permanent caps on Iran's enrichment of fissile material, which in the current deal sunset within 10 to 15 years.

Trump is threatening to scrap the global agreement unless tough new restrictions were placed on Iran before May 12.

"If the same policy of confusion and uncertainties about the JCPOA continues, if companies and banks are not working with Iran, we can not remain in a deal that has no benefit for us", Araqchi threatened. Another round of talks is expected to begin on Thursday in Berlin.

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Israel does not partake in the talks directly but is updated on any progress regarding the negotiations.

Trump hosted Netanyahu and his wife at the White House on Monday.

"On January 16, 2016, Implementation Day under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the United States lifted nuclear-related sanctions on Iran", reads the presidential statement.

Republicans in Congress have tried to sabotage the deal by passing sanctions against the country's ballistic missile program, as well as sanctions meant to stifle financing of Iran proxy Hezbollah. Stories like this are made possible by readers like you.

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