US preparing to impose new sanctions on Iran: White House
May 12 2018
The Iranian leader said on Tuesday that he had directed his diplomats to negotiate with the deal's remaining signatories - including European countries, Russian Federation and China - and that the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could survive without the US. On behalf of Iranian nation: 'Mr.
Trump's decision was swiftly denounced by officials in Iran, who accused the US of reneging on its commitments.
"An aggressive Iran was emboldened as a result & its ballistic missile program became both offensive & exportable" the senior UAE diplomat warned. He added someone ominously: "It is obvious that Trump only understands the language of force".
The spontaneous demonstration included multiple yelling parliamentarians, who also burned a piece of paper representing the nuclear deal. "In the USA and its allies' plans, this gas must not reach Mediterranean shores". Now it's up to the Iranians and other countries involved in the deal to help the world stave off that unnerving possibility.
Trumpannounced that he was withdrawing the U.S. from what he called the "decaying and rotten" Iran nuclear deal signed by the Obama regime in 2015, putting him on a collision course with America's closest allies.
During the speech, the USA head of state took aim at Iran's defensive missile program as well as its role in the regional fight against terrorists besides the country's civilian nuclear program.
After Trump announced a unilateral decision to stop participation in the deal, Iranian PresidentHassan Rouhani called the move illegal, illegitimate and a violation of worldwide law, but promised that his country would continue to comply with the deal's conditions despite the USA pullout. Trump's declaration on Monday only bans American companies from trading with Iran, but the USA may also apply "secondary sanctions" against foreign companies that trade with Iran. European Union officials have suggested they'll do what they can to salvage the agreement. For many Iranians, news of a possible breakthrough with North Korea suggests that nuclear weapons confer far more negotiating leverage than does an enrichment program, and Iran no longer has even much of the latter.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the US withdrawal from the 2015 accord regrettable and said Berlin would "try to do everything so that Iran also fulfills its commitments in the future".
On Wednesday, all major Italian media outlets have in-depth report over Trump's decision on Iran deal, and in many cases with concerned tones. "Everything depends on our national interests".
Carl Bildt, former Swedish prime minister, said European businesses would get hit harder by the reinstated sanctions than U.S. companies. "This was an issue in the past", said one young woman in Teheran.
Larijani also urged the country's nuclear department to prepare for "resumption of all aspects of nuclear activities".
Khamenei questioned whether Europe had the will or the ability to save the nuclear deal.
"They're completely wrong. We had a rotten deal Iran", Bolton said on "Fox & Friends". They knew Trump had not secured a better deal - because they knew the enormous amount of painstaking work that went into securing the original one. "If you can not, then it is not possible to continue in this way".
Then, clearly anxious about eavesdropping from the regime's spies, he added, "I've got fear when I am talking to you in this country".
The 2015 deal had placed unprecedented restrictions on Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanctions relief.
Iran's poor economy and unemployment sparked nationwide protests in December and January that saw at least 25 people killed and, reportedly, almost 5,000 arrested.