Of­fi­cials say nuke deal is not rene­go­tiable

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TEHRAN, Iran – Ira­nian of­fi­cials, re­spond­ing to Pres­i­dent Trump’s call to re­vise the nu­clear agree­ment, said they would re­ject any changes to the 2015 deal, say­ing it was “not rene­go­tiable.”

Iran’s for­eign min­is­ter, Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif, wrote Satur­day on Twit­ter that the nu­clear agree­ment be­tween Iran, the United States and other world pow­ers was “a solid mul­ti­lat­eral agree­ment” that Trump was “ma­li­ciously vi­o­lat­ing.”

Trump on Fri­day, once again, re­luc­tantly signed waivers cru­cial to keep the agree­ment in place, but he also de­manded that Euro­pean al­lies agree to re­write the nu­clear deal within 120 days or else he would kill it.

Trump also an­nounced new sanc­tions, in­clud­ing against the chief of Iran’s hard-line dom­i­nated ju­di­ciary, Ay­a­tol­lah Sadegh Amoli-Lar­i­jani, for his in­volve­ment in punishing protesters who par­tic­i­pated in anti-govern­ment ral­lies this month.

Iran’s For­eign Min­istry said Satur­day that the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion had “crossed a red line of in­ter­na­tional be­hav­ior” by im­pos­ing sanc­tions against Amoli-Lar­i­jani.

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