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>> The United States will have to decide whether to finally abide by its obligations.>> Iran's Foreign Minister on Thursday said America's demands for changes to a multinational nuclear agreement were unacceptable. Ahead of a looming deadline that could make or break the landmark deal.>> Let me make it absolutely clear once and for all.
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We will neither outsource our security, nor will we renegotiate or add on to a deal we have already implemented in good faith.>>
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>> US President Donald Trump has warned that unless the parties to the accord fix what he calls terrible flaws in the deal by May 12th.
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He will refuse to extend sanctions relief on the Islamic Republic.>> So we'll see what happens, I'm not telling you what I'm doing, but a lot of people think they know. And on or before the 12th we'll make a decision.>> White House sources this week told Reuters that Trump has all but decided to withdraw from the agreement, what could come next is unclear.
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Reuters Foreign Affairs Editor, Yara Bayoumy.>> This is actually a pretty murky area. There isn't a clear cut avenue here of what happens come May 12th, and Trump decides that he's not going to renew these waivers. Essentially, there are a couple of avenues within the mechanism of the Iranian nuclear deal that allows the different parties to try and come to some sort of agreement.
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And so that gives the Americans and Europeans a little bit more time to try and see if there's another fix.>> Iran has made clear it is unwillingly to renegotiate the terms of the deal. The 2015 pact struck between Iran, the US, and five major world powers lifted international sanctions on the Islamic Republic in exchange for limits on Iran's nuclear program.
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And monitors from the United Nation's International Atomic Energy Agency have repeatedly said Iran is cooperating with the terms of the deal.