The United States plans to reintroduce sanctions against Iran, which pumps about 4 percent of the world’s oil, after President Donald Trump this week abandoned a 2015 deal that limited Tehran’s nuclear ambitions.
“See my previous answer”, Bolton responded, smiling.
The diplomatic campaign for keeping the nuclear agreement in place comes a few days after Trump defied protests and last-minute lobbying by his European partners and unilaterally made a decision to withdraw from the historic nuclear accord and impose new sanctions on Tehran. In a White House speech this week, he said, “In theory, the so-called Iran deal was supposed to protect the United States and our allies from the lunacy of an Iranian nuclear bomb, a weapon that will only endanger the survival of the Iranian regime”.
Europe’s heavyweight economies took steps on Friday to safeguard their commercial and political interests in Iran, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and said sanctions would follow.
“Or do we Europeans say we have economic interests, we want to continue to trade with Iran as part of what we believe that this is the right way and therefore we continue”, he told local broadcaster Europe1.
Putin’s foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said Friday the deal between Iran, Russia and other members of the Moscow-dominated Eurasian Economic Union is set to be signed next week.
President Hassan Rouhani had said on Tuesday that Tehran would remain in the deal, provided its benefits stayed in force with its remaining signatories.
“It’s possible, it depends on the conduct of other governments”, Bolton said.
“I think it will make it easier”, Bolton said.
“I urge the USA to avoid taking any action which would hinder other parties from continuing to make the agreement work in the interests of our collective national security”.
Macron said on April 25 that “I think we are. work [ing] towards a [new] deal, an overall deal that will enable us to deal with the nuclear issue, but also treat it together with other issues which are not being dealt with so far” that Trump has expressed dismay over.
All five have condemned Trump’s move to walk out of the deal and re-impose crippling sanctions, but European companies in particular will be highly vulnerable to economic pressure from Washington. “That’s what we are going to do, and I will be hard at it with the Europeans in the next several days”.
The countries that continue to deal with Iran could face sanctions.
Although slogans of “Death to America” were few, many Iranians are sincerely angry over Trump’s decision and are siding with hard-liners who long have warned to be suspicious of the West.
Kim is finally getting one thing that North Korean leaders have always sought – one-on-one negotiation with a US president as equals.
“The result is a coalition that rather goes against their nature”, said Denis Bauchard, Middle East expert at the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) in Paris.
“All the things that the North Korean people need, the capacity for American agriculture to support North Korea so they can eat meat and have healthy lives, Pompeo said”.