The U.S.is likely to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov said Saturday.
"Today, I am waiving the application of certain nuclear sanctions, but only in order to secure our European allies' agreement to fix the awful flaws of the Iran nuclear deal", he said in the statement.
"This is a last chance".
The diplomat added that there was no sense in overestimating Trump's decision on waiving the sanctions, as the United States was seeking to undermine the JCPOA and is reinforcing a categorical approach to Iran-related issues. And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately.
Ryabkov said the US withdrawal from the deal would damage other global agreements.
In light of the enlargement of the USA sanction list, the diplomat urged the worldwide community to stand against the USA sanctions, calling them "chaos and madness".
Following Trump's statement, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Friday that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was not "renegotiable".
The waiver Trump signed off on Friday must be issued every 120 days, which means the US will continue to honor its obligations under the JCPOA at least through the spring. The trigger for Moscow's concern came on Friday, when the US Department of the Treasury sanctioned 14 individuals and entities that Washington says are involved in Iran's ballistic missile program. Trump has repeatedly criticized the accord, while Iran has accused the US of failing to comply with it.