Tehran condemned on Friday US President Donald Trump's decision to waive nuclear sanctions against Iran for the last time, saying that the 2015 nuclear agreement reached with world powers was "not renegotiable".
In particular, Iran said the placing of judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani on the sanctions list "crossed all red lines of conduct in the worldwide community. and the government of the United States will bear responsibility for all the consequences of this hostile move".
There are few Obama-era iniatitives that President Trump has denounced as vociferously as the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran said it would neither accept changes or new obligations.
"I do want to stress also that this would not entail direct negotiations with the Iranians, this would be something the United States works out with our European partners only", the official added.
"Also on Friday, the U.S. imposed separate sanctions against 14 Iranian individuals and entities it accuses of rights abuses, censorship and support for weapons proliferators".
Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Iran will never renegotiate the 2015 nuclear deal despite the USA pressure.
The deal would help uphold the global non-proliferation regime, maintain regional peace and stability and solve "other hot issues" around the world, he said.
The violent street protests that have spread throughout much of Iran in recent weeks seemed like effective pretext for Trump to reimpose sanctions, since he could argue that Iran's sclerotic regime was on its last legs, and that the USA had even less reason than normal to prop it up. The Europeans have said they are willing to consider enhancing sanctions outside the nuclear deal, for instance targeting Iran's missile program and human rights abuses.
"This is the last time he'll issue waivers unless they reach an agreement", senior White House officials said, according to the BBC.
On Saturday, the spokesman for the Iranian parliament's presiding board, Behrouz Nemati, said that the JCPOA is an worldwide agreement that neither the United States nor any other powers can violate unilaterally, according to Tasnim news agency.
While Trump approved a sanctions waiver, the treasury department chose to impose new, targeted sanctions against 14 Iranian entities and people.
"There is no indication today that could call into doubt Iranian respect of the agreement", French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters in Brussels, after a meeting between the Europeans and their Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif. While Trump will continue that suspension, he is preparing to impose penalties on Iranian entities for other behavior the US finds objectionable, such as missile testing and alleged human rights violations.