European Union must consider Iran's missiles, regional role: France's Le Drian
- Author: Eleanor Harrison Mar 21, 2018,
Mar 21, 2018, 3:54
Iran consented to restraints for its atomic program in trade for lifting some sanctions as a component of the bargain.
She explicitly warned the United States that the Europeans were getting ready to preserve their interests in the agreement in the face of United States' threats against the nuclear accord with Iran.
Trump delivered an ultimatum to the European signatories of the nuclear deal-formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)-on January 12, saying he was providing a "last chance" to "fix the awful flaws of the Iran nuclear deal", sealed under his predecessor Barack Obama. "I would expect today the discussion to be focused, first and foremost, on how to keep the full implementation of the nuclear deal, as it is being fully implemented now, also for the future, especially following a very good Joint Commission meeting we had on Friday altogether, with all the parties and with Iran".
Prosecutors said Sadr's family controlled an Iranian conglomerate called Stratus Group, which had worldwide business operations and that led a project to construct thousands of housing units in Venezuela.
Iran agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of a number of sanctions as part of the deal.
To that end, Channel 10 News reported on Monday night that the USA and top European Union countries were closer than ever to an agreement on new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program, its regional aggression and even on increased inspections, but not on the agreement's controversial "sunset clauses".
Britain, France and Germany have proposed new European Union sanctions on Iran over its missile program and its regional role, a confidential document said on Friday, Reuters reported.
The indictment said an Iranian company that Stratus incorporated called Iranian International Housing Corporation entered into a $476 million deal in 2006 with a Venezuelan state-owned energy company to build 7,000 housing units.
In a message to the Iranian people on the occasion of Nowruz, the Iranian New Year, U.S. President Donald Trump said, "I wish a attractive and blessed Nowruz to the millions of people around the world who are celebrating the arrival of spring".
The confidential document cites "transfers of Iranian missiles and missile technology" to Syria and allies of Tehran, such as Houthi rebels in Yemen and Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah.
Ali Sadr Hashemi Nejad, 38, was charged in a six-count indictment filed in federal court in Manhattan accusing him of a role in a scheme to evade US economic sanctions against Iran, prosecutors said.