Iran, China agree to maintain nuclear deal

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US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal.

Iran has threatened to resume "industrial scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" if it does not get guarantees that the trade ties which have been established with Europe since the deal was signed will be maintained.

Earlier on Sunday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would remain committed to the deal "if the remaining five countries abide by the agreement".

"If the government of New Zealand obeys any sanction against Iran, it is not sanction against Iran it is a sanction against the New Zealand companies", Mr Mianji said. Imports totalled $6.8 million, with dates contributing over half.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that the United States had failed to reach an agreement with the European nations on the historic Iran nuclear deal. Jake Tapper, the host of CNN's "State of the Union", asked Bolton.

But he added: "If the nuclear deal is to continue, the interests of the people of Iran must be assured".

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And on Monday Putin met Yukiya Amano, the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, telling him that Russian Federation was "ready to continue to uphold the Iran nuclear deal despite the withdrawal of the United States".

Iran's foreign minister has held talks in China as he began a diplomatic tour with the remaining signatories of a multinational nuclear deal following the recent United States withdrawal from the landmark 2015 pact. The announcement triggered USA plans to reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic within roughly three to six months. He also said Iran should receive economic benefits promised in the accord, even if the U.S. reinstates sanctions.

While announcing his decision, Trump called the agreement "defective at its core", claiming that after the lifting of the sanctions Tehran "used its new funds to build nuclear-capable missiles, support terrorism and cause havoc throughout the Middle East and beyond".

Bolton said Europe was still digesting Trump's May 8 move.

"But it really is a question mark as to what Europe can do for them in the face of ..."

Germany said it will spend the next few months trying to persuade Washington to change its mind.

"In this time, we'll use all possibilities to persuade the USA government to change its behavior", he told ZDF television.

The U.S. decision reignited the danger of economic crisis for Iran, which is now at the center of Tehran's diplomatic efforts.

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