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Araqchi's comments were in reaction to a Reuters report that Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh European Union sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war to try to persuade Washington to preserve the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told host Margaret Brennan he "doesn't feel like it's going to be extended", barring some sort of agreement European officials may be able to create in the coming weeks and convince Trump to support.

Mohammad Javad Zarif's warning comes after the US President threatened to unilaterally pull out of the deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if it is not revised.

In a letter sent to Congress on March 13, Trump wrote that Iran "pose [s] an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the United States", extending what is described as a national emergency with regards to Iran.

Iran has vowed to oppose any changes to the existing deal.

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The talks in Vienna on Friday, a regular review of the accord, involved Iran, senior USA official Brian Hook and representatives of Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany.

Pompeo has said Russian interference had no impact on the outcome of the 2016 race for the White House, which is not something USA intelligence agencies say they are even qualified to assess.

Considering that the nuclear deal has failed in its objectives to stop Iran from gaining nuclear weapons, and has rather allowed Iran to continue with other malign activities too, this would be the best scenario. President Trump has demanded new limits to Iran's ballistic missile testing.

In January, Trump warned that the US would withdraw from the 2015 pact unless Iran accepts additional nuclear restrictions.

Trump has said that if the deal between Iran and six big powers, which curtailed IranĀ“s nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief, is not "improved" by then, he will withdraw. United States sanctions will resume unless Trump issues fresh "waivers" to suspend them on May 12. I think you're dealing with a leader there that probably doesn't think the same way that other countries and their leadership might. "Conversely, it has virtually guaranteed that Iran will have the freedom to build an arsenal of nuclear weapons at the end of the commitment".

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"Now you have the appointment of someone who has made it an article of faith that the Iran deal is a bad deal that needs to be ripped up", said Robert Malley, president of the International Crisis Group who helped broker the Iran negotiations under the Obama administration.

The differences are even more stark on the sunset provisions, which are codified in the nuclear deal and which the Europeans and Iran regard as inviolable, according to the diplomats.

"This is a last chance", Trump warned them.

After U.S. president Donald Trump fired his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, many analysts have focused on how this high-level ouster took place: unceremoniously, on Twitter, not in a face-to-face meeting.

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