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Europe feels the pressure from Trump's new Iran sanctions

President Donald Trump waves to journalists as he leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
President Trump leaves Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images

"Iran said [today] it would retaliate against new sanctions imposed by the United States after President Donald Trump set an ultimatum to fix 'disastrous flaws' in a deal curbing Tehran’s nuclear program," per Reuters.

  • What happened: "Russia — one of the parties to the Iran pact alongside the United States, China, France, Britain, Germany and the European Union — called Trump’s comments 'extremely negative.'"
  • Why it matters: "The ultimatum puts pressure on Europeans, key backers of the 2015 nuclear deal, to satisfy Trump, who wants the pact strengthened with a separate agreement within 120 days."
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