Iran says it won't accept Trump’s demands to change nuclear deal

Iran said Saturday that it won't accept President TrumpDonald John TrumpMia Love pulls ahead in Utah race as judge dismisses her lawsuit Trump administration denies exploring extradition of Erdoğan foe for Turkey Trump congratulates Kemp, says Abrams will have 'terrific political future' MORE's demands to change the Iran nuclear deal following the president's threat to pull out of the agreement unless allies fix the Obama-era pact's "terrible flaws."

Iran's Foreign Ministry said in a statement reported by the state-run IRNA news agency that it "will not move beyond its commitments" in the 2015 agreement and "will accept no change in the letter and spirit of the nuclear accord."

Trump said Friday that he would again waive sanctions that were lifted as part of the Obama-era agreement, but the administration said he was doing it for the last time.


The president called for European allies to strike a deal fixing the terms of the international agreement, which unfroze key Iranian financial assets in exchange for a reduction in its nuclear programs.

"Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the terrible flaws of the Iran nuclear deal," the president said Friday in a statement.

While Trump did not levy nuclear sanctions on Iran, the administration is hitting the country with several other sanctions for its ballistic missile activity and violent crackdown on anti-government protesters in recent weeks. 

Iran, however, disagreed with Trump that its long-range ballistic missile program could be sanctioned under the terms of the current agreement. 

Trump has called the 2015 deal struck by the Obama administration between Iran and five other nations the "worst deal ever negotiated."