Macron, Merkel to press Trump on trade, Iran deal

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On Jan. 12, Trump delivered an ultimatum to Britain, France and Germany, saying they must agree to "fix the awful flaws of the Iran nuclear deal" or he would refuse to extend the US sanctions relief that it calls for.

The letter continues: "But let us be clear: if the deal breaks down, it will well-nigh be impossible to assemble another grand coalition built around sanctions against Iran".

Trump set out a May 12 deadline for his diplomats to negotiate a supplemental agreement with Britain, France and Germany that would impose strict new terms on the 2015 nuclear deal.

He underlined the importance of the JCPOA to expand and develop cooperation and bilateral interactions and added, "The JCPOA is a big achievement of diplomacy at the worldwide scene and it is unfortunately in danger because of challenges and obstructions set up by the Trump administration", highlighted the Iranian senior diplomat.

"As I have said many times, the Iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into", Trump said in a speech at the White House previous year.

The president has reluctantly waived nuclear sanctions against Iran on three occasions and has repeatedly criticized the deal.

"Classic Trump - lots of sound and fury, with the door still cracked open", he said, citing fears this "would only prolong the death by a thousand cuts that is the (deal's) likely fate".

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May 12 is the deadline for the president to make a decision on whether he will continue to waive USA sanctions on Iran.

Under the deal, Iran agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium and reduce its number of gas centrifuges.

The Senate is scheduled next week to vote on Trump's choice for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, who, if confirmed, would succeed Rex Tillerson.

Germany "especially feels like dealing with the sunset [issue] is changing the deal", Mr. Corker said. President Obama would have done well to have followed the Trump playbook in his original negotiations with Iran. He said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a different perspective on his nuclear weapons program than Iran's leaders do. While the "E3" powers have been willing to engage the Americans on ways to address Iran's regional power projection and its ballistic missile work, they have thus far rejected any moves that would violate or rewrite the nuclear deal itself.

Pompeo, now Central Intelligence Agency director, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin - have hinted at the possibility of continuing talks, either about a fix or about a whole new deal.

Bolton added: "If politically you say we have no choice but to live with the deal, then you're saying politically we have no choice but to accept a nuclear Iran".

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