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Trump says open to new Iran deal

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 6, IRNA -- US President Donald Trump said Monday he remains open to forging a new nuclear deal with Iran.

Despite pleas from other parties to the agreement, Trump pulled the US out of the deal in May, claiming the Iranian regime was cheating on its commitments and funding 'malign' activities around the region, AFP reported.

'I remain open to reaching a more comprehensive deal that addresses the full range of the regime's malign activities, including its ballistic missile program and its support for terrorism,' Trump said in a statement.

Trump called the multilateral Iran accord a 'horrible, one-sided deal.'

Trump warned that businesses and individuals that continue to work with Tehran risk 'severe' consequences.

'We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces a choice: either change its threatening, destabilizing behavior and reintegrate with the global economy, or continue down a path of economic isolation,' he said.

Trump pulled the US out of the deal on May 8, which drew criticism of the international community as well as the other parties to the international agreement.

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