President Trump on Friday kept alive the Iran nuclear deal he detests by waiving sanctions for the third time, but said he will not repeat the reprieve unless the agreement is amended to permanently block a potential pathway to build nuclear weapons.
In conjunction with the sanctions waivers, the Treasury Department placed sanctions on 14 people and entitities for offenses unrelated to Iran’s nuclear industry. Theyconcern human rights abuses and censorship in Iran and its arming of groups throughut the region.
Trump’s decision avoided placing the United States immediately in violation of the commitments it made in the 2015 deal. But he signaled his willingness to withdraw from the deal in ta few months unless changes are made..