Iran’s foreign minister says China "pivotal" to…

06 August, 2018, 06:42 | Author: Jason Torres
  • The Grand Bazaar in Tehran Iran

The United States has told third countries they must halt imports of Iranian oil from early November or face USA financial measures.

Most of the sanctions in the first batch are "fairly modest stuff", said Richard Nephew, former principal deputy coordinator for sanctions policy in the Obama administration's State Department.

A state body led by President Hassan Rouhani and including the heads of the judiciary and parliament on Sunday partially lifted a ban on the sale of foreign currency at floating rates, allowing exchange bureaux to sell at unofficial market rates for purposes such as overseas travel. "That's what America is trying to get Iran to stop doing".

US officials last week said Iran carried out a similar exercise, though Tehran did not immediately acknowledge it.

"It's good for the country, good for them, good for us and good for the world".

Trump has proven very generous to USA adversaries if they meet in the context of summits, but Iran would have to swallow its pride and some humble pie too if it were to kiss the ring.

The sanctions, which will target Iran's central bank and make it hard for the country to conduct worldwide business, including the exportation of oil and minerals, were lifted when Tehran signed the global nuclear deal in 2015 and agreed to dismantle most of its nuclear production facilities.

Try respect: "for Iranians and for (international) commitments", tweeted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday.

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APIf Trump helped North Korea's image, imagine what he could do for Iran.

Takht Ravanchi, who was involved in more than two years of nuclear talks with 5+1 nations, stressed that Europe's failure to neutralize the upcoming sanctions will be tantamount to "negotiations for negotiations".

"North Korea already has a nuclear weapon and is more isolated form the worldwide economy, the worldwide stage, whereas Iran is pursuing a nuclear weapon and, I know it sounds extraordinary to say, but compared to North Korea is more integrated into the global economy", he said.

The UK, along with China, Germany, France, Russia and the European Union are negotiating with Iran on preserving the deal.

"Threats, sanctions and PR stunts won't work".

"Who knows exactly where this is going, what sort of meeting might take place or not take place", he said.

Already facing broad economic fallout as their currency implodes, Iranians are wondering how the next phase of the crisis in US relations will play out - and what, exactly, America's long-term strategy is toward their country.

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