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Trump Stops Short of Reimposing Iran Sanctions but Sets Deadline to Overhaul Deal

Mr. Trump, officials said, would not waive the sanctions again in May unless the Europeans agreed to a “follow-on” deal that eliminates the “sunset clauses” in the current agreement, under which Iran is allowed to resume activities like enriching uranium. It would also have to contain “triggers,” including inspections of Iranian facilities, which would lead to a reimposition of sanctions if Iran failed to comply.

Iran did not immediately react to the announcement, though officials said they were prepared if Mr. Trump had decided to act. Iran’s first vice president, Eshagh Jahangiri, told the semiofficial ISNA news agency, “If the Americans withdraw from the nuclear deal, we will not hold a mourning service; we are fully prepared for any likely event.”

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