Friday, 17 August, 2018

Iran to North Korea: US Can't Be Trusted

TENSE IN TEHRAN: The President Slams Iran With 'MOST BITING SANCTIONS EVER IMPOSED' Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: US will not stop Iran oil exports - Reuters
Elsie Buchanan | 10 August, 2018, 00:29

In response to concerns of possible humanitarian impact of the sanctions, Haq said "we will have to see what the effects of these measures are", while stressing "regardless of the steps that are being taken", it is important that "Iran and the other parties comply with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action".

"We want to see a much broader retreat by Iran from their support for global terrorism, their belligerent military activity in the Middle East and their ballistic missile, nuclear-related programs", National Security Advisor John Bolton told em Fox News /em . Companies doing business with Iran will be barred from the United States, Trump said on Tuesday.

'We are pleased to see German businesses stopping their trade with Iran, complying with USA sanctions, and helping pressure the Iranian regime back to the table, ' he tweeted. But companies, not governments, import oil-and they are likely to buckle under the US pressure.

"The Iran sanctions have officially been cast".

The meeting was held at North Korea's request, Iranian media reported, and the two officials used the two-day visit to express their "satisfaction" with existing bilateral relations and seek better ties in the future.

Concern over that cyber threat has been rising since May, when Trump pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal, under which the U.S. and other world powers eased economic sanctions in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

Iran's foreign minister has said the United States will not be able to prevent the country from exporting oil. They target USA dollar financial transactions, Iran's automotive sector and the purchase of commercial planes and metals, including gold. Donald Trump claimed they were "the most biting ever imposed" and warned that in November, sanctions would "ratchet up to yet another level" with an embargo on Iranian oil and blanket sanctions on Iranian banks. The measure "allows EU operators to recover damages arising from U.S. extraterritorial sanctions from the persons causing them and nullifies the effect in the EU of any foreign court rulings based on them", the European Commission said in a press release Monday.

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A key exception is Chinese companies, which collectively amount to the world's largest buyer of Iranian oil. "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States".

As the first ninety-day wind-down period for ceasing trading with Iran comes to an end, Washington is ratcheting up the pressure on the main importers of Iranian crude oil.

Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.

US officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a bid to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programs and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq. "They can't think that Iran won't export oil and others will export".

The statement concluded by saying, "Iran must know that Washington is determined to send a powerful message that its aggressive, bellicose behavior must change dramatically, or else it faces serious economic consequences". The defiance comes as tension with America already increasing due to a trade war that Washington started.

Mr Trump chose to restore sanctions against Iran despite pleas from other world powers that had co-sponsored the deal, including Washington's main European allies, Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russian Federation and China.

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