USA says Iran nuclear inspections must continue

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"The JCPOA was the result of long-running and constant efforts from 2003 to 2015, and it is an global agreement as it has been approved by the UN Security Council", said the Iranian President as reported by Fars News Agency.

Meanwhile, the president's decision on the Iran deal has placed the United States government at odds with key European allies, including the UK, France and Germany, who described the move as regrettable.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of the landmark deal curbing Iran's nuclear program and reintroducing sanctions on the Islamic Republic and those who trade with it.

Khamenei's comments continued on Twitter, where he took a swipe at past US presidents and said Trump's "corpse will be worm food while IRI (Islamic Republican of Iran) stands strong".

The major European countries, China and Russian Federation are all continuing to express their support for the agreement following Trump's decision to end U.S participation and restore sanctions against Iran.

French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that the other signatories are prepared to continue with the JCPOA despite Trump's withdrawal.

Trying to distribute this idea of security and a threat of war and Iran becoming another Syria, and by trying to convince the public how we are living in a security state, and we need to all stand together - of course it's going to solidify conservatives' power.

"If they don't trust the inspections, I don't know why they would be strongly encouraging Iran to comply", said Corey Hinderstein, a fuel cycle expert who previously worked on implementation of the deal at the Department of Energy. Yet, according to the New York Times, Netanyahu did not provide any evidence that Iran violated the agreement. "America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail".

"The PM said the United Kingdom would continue to work with the USA to keep up the pressure on North Korea to denuclearise".

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Similar chants for other countries, such as the former Soviet Union, England and Israel, have also been used in Iran over the years.

While the U.S. decision may have implications on India's foreign policy, trade relations are unlikely to be impacted.

Mr Le Drian has already described the U.S. sanctions as unacceptable, saying European business should not be required to pay for United States foreign policy decisions.

Senior European figures insisted on Wednesday that the deal was not dead, despite the U.S. withdrawing from it. The ban will also hit Europe's Airbus, whose planes contain US-made parts. "The answer is no.", he said.

He described the existing accord as an "embarrassment" to the United States that did nothing to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions.

"That's the posture you take when you're looking for confrontation", said Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council.

But she added: "If everybody does what they like, then this is bad news for the world".

The Pentagon chief assured the Senate panel that the Trump administration would continue working with US allies to prevent Iran from obtaining an atomic bomb post-America's withdrawal from the agreement. "And we can't allow that to happen".

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