Pakistani media widely covers Trump’s extension in Iran sanctions relief

Islamabad, Jan 13, IRNA - Media in Pakistan in their reports have given wide coverage to US President Donald Trump decision to extend the sanctions waiver to Iran for the third time as a part of nuclear deal.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), that has been recognized as the only qualified entity to oversee Iran's performance has certified the country's commitment to the nuclear deal nine times.

Under the deal signed by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany in 2015, Iran accepted to curb its peaceful nuclear activities in exchange for economic sanctions relief.

Pakistani leading English daily ‘Dawn’ in its report said United States President Donald Trump extended waivers on Iran nuclear sanctions, keeping alive the landmark 2015 deal for at least another several months despite his past vows to scuttle the deal.

It said the next deadline for extending nuclear sanctions relief will come in mid-May.

‘Express Tribune’ added US President Donald Trump has waived nuclear sanctions against Iran. It said Trump wants the deal strengthened with a follow-on agreement in 120 days.

Trump had lengthy discussions on Thursday with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser McMaster and others about the deal, which was reached during the presidency of Democrat Barack Obama.

‘Radio Pakistan’ said US President Donald Trump has signed sanctions waivers against Iran but cautioned it would be 'for the last time.'

‘Pakistan Today’ said President Donald Trump has avoided upending the nuclear deal with Iran agreeing to waive key sanctions the US lifted as part of the deal.

The decision is the second time Trump has agreed to issue the sanctions waiver.

‘Daily Times’ reported US President Donald Trump has waived US sanctions on Iran. It said Trump had lengthy discussions with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, national security adviser H.R. McMaster and others about the deal.

‘Business Recorder’ in its report said US President Donald Trump has announced he would not reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran, keeping a landmark 2015 deal alive… for now.

‘Daily Pakistan’ website said US President Donald Trump has waived sanctions against Iran upholding Washington’s commitment to the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers.

‘Geo TV’ said US President Donald Trump has given the Iran nuclear deal a final reprieve. Trump said he would waive sanctions against Iran lifted as part of the deal but only as a “last chance” and would not do so again.

‘Samaa TV’ reported US President Donald Trump announced Friday he would not reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran, keeping a landmark 2015 deal alive… for now.

‘Dunya TV’ said US President Donald Trump issues stay of execution for Iran nuclear deal, keeping 2015 deal alive... for now.

‘Ab Tak TV’ said United States President Donald Trump has waived nuclear sanctions against Iran keeping the nuclear deal intact.

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