Iran Tehran says fresh nuclear deal breaches ahead if talks fail

Iran Tehran says fresh nuclear deal breaches ahead if talks fail

"While Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was making his way to France for a surprise visit at the G7 summit on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his team scrambled to make sure President Trump wouldn't meet with him", reports the American-based Axios news outlet, citing US and Israeli officials as its sources.

Tensions have risen sharply between Washington and Tehran since Trump unilaterally pulled the US out of the nuclear agreement previous year.

On Tuesday, Macron acknowledged his efforts to bring Iran and the U.S. together are "fragile" but said he still sees a "possible path" to rapprochement between the two.

Zarif, who was Iran's chief negotiator in the deal, said it had been carefully negotiated and that it was impossible to renegotiate the deal. "He doesn't want them to get the money from conventional means because he wants to maintain his policy of maximum pressure", Bandow said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday that the US must lift all sanctions against Iran before he'd discuss a new nuclear agreement with President Trump.

Iran has offered the European Union two options to keep the nuclear deal alive as the EU keeps failing to find a way to support the Iranian economy amid USA sanctions. I think they're going to change.

The foreign ministers also spoke about the latest developments surrounding the Iran nuclear deal, and major issues of the region and the Islamic world, a source in the Foreign Ministry said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media. Iran denied it was behind the tanker attacks.

The US President said: "Iran is not the same country it was two and a half years ago when I came into office".

"We need to unite to fight against and to win this economic war that America has launched against Iran", Rouhani said in a televised speech.

As Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's continued a world tour to counter the USA campaign to isolate his country, French President Emmanuel Macron offered a surprise stop in Biarritz, where the US and other top powers were convening for the G-7 summit.

Macron had invited Zarif to the G-7 summit as a surprise guest, in an effort to facilitate the meeting of Trump and Rouhani.

Iran mainly exported gas condensates, non-alloy iron/steel ingots and bitumen to Malaysia during the 10-month period while it imported mainly palm oil, machinery and natural rubber.

Australia and Bahrain have since also joined the initiative, but Germany and France have continuously declined to take part, amid fears that it could increase the chance of open conflict with Iran.

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