"Trump's remarks should be taken seriously, and whoever wants to keep the nuclear deal would be wise to fix it", Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron according to a statement released by his office. "We will be analyzing it in a most critical way and will continue to judge the events in an unflattering way", Ryabkov said.
French President Emmanuel Macron told United States counterpart Donald Trump today that it is important for all signatories to respect the landmark Iran nuclear agreement, the French leader's office said.
Mr Lavrov called these new sanctions an "attack" on Iran, a longstanding Russian ally, and said Mr Trump's actions were "deplorable".
Chairman of Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee Konstantin Kosachyov also slammed the USA attempt to review the JCPOA as a unsafe violation of global law.
Trump has constantly criticized the landmark Iran pact, in which the West promised to relieve sanctions on Tehran in exchange for a halt in Iran's efforts to develop a nuclear weapon.
Trump is required to renew the existing deal every 120 days under U.S. law. He wants Iran to allow the immediate inspection of all sites as requested by United Nations inspectors, and he demands no lapse of the "sunset" provisions imposing curbs on Iran's nuclear program. Developing ballistic missiles. Supporting terror. He might not have liked to hear that European Union considers the deal effective in achieving its objective of preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and that there are other issues which need to be addressed.
Trump said he would work with European allies to remove so-called sunset clauses that allow Iran to gradually resume advanced nuclear activities in the next decade.
If the2 deal's flaws are not fixed within that time period, then Trump will withdraw the USA from the deal. "No one should doubt my word". Many of those new sanctions were in response to the Iranian government's crackdown of peaceful protests that have swept the country in recent weeks.