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Publish Date: 15:23 - 04 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 4 - The Europeans are especially anxious that US President Trump may use the protests in Iran as a reason to reimpose United States economic sanctions on Iran, possibly killing the multilateral deal on the country’s nuclear program.

Europe resists Trump’s call for tougher measures on IranTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Republican Ron Paul, who ran for President in 2012, has compared tEuropean officials say they are for now resisting American efforts to issue a more critical joint statement at the United Nations or at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, as called for by Nikki Haley, Trump’s ambassador at the United Nations.

Trump has already “decertified” Iran’s nuclear deal in October.

The deal was negotiated in 2015 under former US President Obama.

On Tuesday, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, said Trump had not decided what he will do about the sanctions, The New York Times reported.

“We certainly keep our options open in terms of sanctions,’’ she said. “In terms of signing a waiver later in January, the President hasn’t made a final decision on that. He’s going to keep every option on the table.”

If he does not sign, renewed sanctions will affect both American and European companies, The New York Times said.

The Europeans have been pushing Washington hard, especially in Congress, to preserve the nuclear deal with Iran despite Trump’s regular and longstanding criticism of it as “the worst deal ever.”

 

 

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