USA calls for more pressure on Iran

USA calls for more pressure on Iran

"The Europeans, after the withdrawal of the USA from the deal, have found themselves forced to save the Joint Cooperative Plan of Action themselves", he said.

Chinese State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing on May 13, 2018.

Trump announced a USA withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal on Tuesday and said he was preparing new sanctions against Iran.

Trump also said he planned to reintroduce the highest level of economic sanctions on Iran.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron have said they want to try to rework the deal to have it address areas other than Iran's nuclear program. Not only is it one of the USA companies making parts for Airbus, but it has also received big parts orders for oil and gas facilities in Iran.

"If you look at the advances that Iran has made under cover of this agreement, it's conventional military and terrorists advances in Iraq, in Syria, in Lebanon, in Yemen since 2015, Iran was really on the march".

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said last week he was highly doubtful that Europe would provide the "real guarantees" needed for Iran to stay in the nuclear deal.

"The repeated attacks by the Zionist regime on Syrian territory were carried out under pretexts that were invented", he added.

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Airbus now has a case pending at the WTO accusing the U.S. of providing illegal support for Boeing . "That ends today", he said. The shares of Airbus had fallen shortly after the WTO issued its findings and were poised to close down around 0.86 percent.

"The real criticism of the agreement - and why many thought it was a "bad deal" - is that it did nothing to stop Iran's support for Hezbollah, Hamas, the Assad regime or the Houthi's (rebels) in Yemen, issues that are seen as antithetical to American interests in the region", said Scott Hibbard, a political science professor at DePaul who specializes in American foreign policy and the Middle East.

Mr Trump's move to ditch the nuclear deal has infuriated Washington's allies in Europe as well as China and Russian Federation.

"(European) cooperation with Russian Federation, which until recently seemed impossible because of the Skripal (spy poisoning) case, with the expulsion of diplomats and the reduction of contact, is now receiving a fresh boost", - Andrei Baklitsky of the Moscow-based PIR Center nuclear safety NGO says the USA decision has brought the other signatories together.

But while he talked up the prospect of renewed coordination with America's allies, another top aide reminded Europe its companies could face sanctions if they continue to do business with the Middle Eastern power.

Federica Mogherini said late Monday in a first reaction that "what I have seen from the first reports is that Prime Minister Netanyahu has not put into question Iran's compliance" of the deal.

He emphasized on CNN that his job now was to advise Trump and that the president would make the policy decisions. If that happens, South Korea will suffer from a sharp decline in its exports to Iran, which amounted to four-billion United States dollars past year. Now, Iran will likely up the pressure on those US troops and on USA soldiers in Iraq.

In response to comments that the Rouhani administration should apologize to the people, the statement read that "the people who should apologize for their previous incorrect" positions are those who are not ready to tell us what the damage from sanctions were and what steps they took to prevent those damages.

In a tweet on Sunday, Trump wrote: "Remember how badly Iran was behaving with the Iran Deal in place". "Do we accept that the United States is the economic gendarme of the planet?"

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