Last week, in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly, he called it "an embarrassment to the United States". It's a USA internal procedure. And while they're happy to discuss Iran's behavior outside of the nuclear deal, they said the pact itself is not open for renegotiation. The deal was so "technical, so complicated ... we didn't want to be dragged down into a quid pro quo on other issues", Araud said.
Sanctions are ineffective. They don't lead to regime change, as when USA tried with Cuba, and they don't hinder the targeted country's ability to produce nuclear energy, like with North Korea.
But the Trump administration argues that the JCPOA was created to hold world powers hostage to Iran's nuclear ambitions, preventing them in practice from checking Tehran's regional activities out of fear such action will affect the viability of the nuclear accord. It also runs counter to the logic of being able to negotiate a nuclear deal with North Korea in the long-term. It doesn't absolve President Trump and the administration of the responsibility because the only authority that has been recognized in the nuclear deal to verify is the IAEA.
Darroch said May told Trump that the United Kingdom supports the deal because "it's about our national security, we think we are more secure because of the deal", and he said she presented to Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "ways we could push back against Iranian activities in the region".
"We are taking action today to protect the safety and security of the American people by establishing a minimum security baseline for entry into the United States", Trump said in a statement on Sunday.
Meeting with Trump last week, UK Prime Minister Theresa May offered concrete proposals on how to push back against Iran's regional "malign" behavior while staying in the deal, said their ambassador, Kim Darroch.
"It takes two to tango", he said.
"You can never get a deal with this group of countries that will satisfy you 100 percent". If a state official of North Korea looks at how we go back on deals with Iran they likely would not take the USA seriously in any negotiation. She said after waiting months she only just got a visa interview appointment for her mother to visit her sister, who has lived in the USA for six years.
Envoys from the European Union, Germany, France and Britain laid out their arguments, returning frequently to their central point that the deal is working and Iran is complying with the agreement reached in July 2015 and implemented in January 2016. "We will continue to abide by this agreement as long as the agreement remains enforced and continues to function".