Russian Federation to US: Restoring Iran bans 'absolutely destructive'
Aug 10 2018
In a tweet, President Donald Trump called the measures "the most biting sanctions ever imposed", saying they would prevent anyone who did business with Iran from doing business with the U.S.
In several videos posted to social media over the past week, crowds of dissidents are heard chanting, "Death to the dictator" as the United States prepared to reinstate sanctions on the country following President Donald Trump's exit from the worldwide nuclear deal in May.
The newly reimposed sanctions, which target access to USA banknotes and key industries such as cars and carpets, were unlikely to cause immediate economic turmoil.
Indian refineries have begun canceling oil import contracts with Iran.
A second set of United States sanctions against Iran will take effect 4 November and target the country's oil industry.
Trump said Tuesday that anyone doing business with Iran will not be allowed to maintain business ties with the United States. "I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!"
Russian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday condemned Washington, saying that Russia would do everything to preserve and fully implement the Iran nuclear deal, which is under threat by US unilateral sanctions.
German auto and truck manufacturer Daimler, which makes Mercedes vehicles, said it was complying with U.S. sanctions as it announced it was pulling out of plans to expand its operation in the country.
Furthermore, Stark and Hoenlein called on Europe to "support the U.S. efforts" to achieve "a more comprehensive arrangement" regarding Iran's nuclear program "for stricter compliance rules without sunset clauses, a prohibition against the development of long and short-range ballistic missiles, along with any weaponization program, unfettered access to military and other barred sites for inspectors, and, of course, a demand that Iran cease all human rights violations".
"Wherever you see Iranian activity, you see Qassem Soleimani".
"There's a lot going on here that Iran needs to be held accountable for".
Iran launched the exercise in the Gulf last week, sending dozens of small attack boats out into the Strait of Hormuz - a vital, oil-shipping waterway that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani last month threatened to shut down. "I can't afford to buy food, pay the rent".
British Foreign Office Minister Alastair Burt said that the "Americans have really not got this right". "This is an important moment for Israel, the U.S., the region, and the entire world", Netanyahu wrote. "As always, CUFI stands behind the Iranian people as they stand to unburden themselves from the damage caused by this oppressive regime".
Zarif welcomed Ri and a team of officials at the foreign ministry in Tehran, but no statement was made to reporters.
"US decisions on sanctions do not affect the legal situation in Switzerland with regard to Iran", said Fabian Maienfisch of the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).
Long-running discontent over high prices, unemployment, water shortages and the lack of political reform has sparked numerous protests over the past week, though verifiable information is scarce due to heavy reporting restrictions. The sanctions, imposed by Washington, have forced banks and many companies around the world to reduce their dealings with Iran already.
The operation did catch Americans' attention, Votel said. "Adherence to U.S. sanctions can conflict with European Union law, which can be an offense in Germany that carries a fine of up to €500,000", said Constantin Lauterwein of the law firm Hengeler Mueller.