European Union has no intention to impose additional sanctions on Iran

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"All three, but also Russia, China, the United States and Iran, just assessed on Friday that the deal is being implemented and that we all stay committed to its full implementation", Mogherini said Monday at the Foreign Affairs Council in response to a question regarding France, the UK and Germany aim to sanction Iran.

Trump has taken a hard line against Iran, its IRGC and the nuclear deal struck with world powers.

Trump has given the European signatories a May 12 deadline to "fix the awful flaws" of the deal, which was agreed upon by former U.S. president Barack Obama, or he will refuse to extend sanctions relief on Iran.

The statement came as the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal approaches reauthorization next month.

"For many years, I have greatly enjoyed wonderful friendships with Iranian-Americans, one of the most successful immigrant groups in our country's contemporary history", Trump said in his 2017 statement.

"In particular, as we discuss Syria or as we discuss regional issues, the role of Iran comes on the table".

Trump is unhappy that the JCPOA, created to stop Iran from moving towards the development of a nuclear weapon in return for the sanctions relief, has "sunset clauses" meaning that its provisions expire in 2025, while it also does not prevent Iran from running a ballistic missile development programme or from exerting itself in regional conflicts such as those in Syria and Yemen.

If America pulls out of the agreement then the nuclear deal will be finished, Araqchi said, according to a report published by the Mehr News agency on Saturday.

She made the remarks on arrival at a meeting of foreign ministers of 28 European Union member states. "That must also be discussed to reach a common position".

Iran insists its ballistic missile development programme should in no way be related to the JCPOA as it is not seeking to develop missiles capable of carrying a nuclear payload.

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.

They said that Sadr took steps as part of the project to evade USA economic sanctions by concealing the role of Iran and Iranian parties in payments sent through the US banking system.

Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif on Twitter accused the West of "sheer hypocrisy" in selling large quantities of weapons to countries in the region while "whining about Iran's defensive missiles".

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