Iran's supreme leader chastised President Donald Trump on Wednesday over his decision to pull America out of the 2015 nuclear deal, while lawmakers lit a paper USA flag on fire inside parliament, shouting, "Death to America!"
British Prime Minister Theresa May, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres have all warned Trump not to scrap the deal.
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Iran's supreme leader has challenged President Donald Trump over America pulling out of nuclear deal, saying: "You can not do a damn thing!"
But the UN's nuclear watchdog, which is charged with ensuring Iran abides by the terms of the deal, said Wednesday Tehran was upholding its "nuclear-related commitments". Those who fail to end such activities with Iran by the end of the period will risk severe consequences.
Le Maire pointed out that the withdrawal gives European firms doing business in Iran the "very short time of six months" to wind up investments - or risk United States sanctions.
While expressing regret on the U.S. move, China called upon the relevant parties to take responsibility for the situation and ensure the future of Iran deal is safe. "The Iran deal is defective at its core".
On Monday, U.S. crude reached $70 a barrel for the first time since November 2014.
In 2011 the IAEA had said it had found "credible" intelligence showing Iran's interest in acquiring nuclear weapons.
Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry, yesterday said China would remain "in close communication with all relevant parties" and remain committed to upholding and implementing the JCPOA with an "objective, impartial and responsible attitude".