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US Putting Serious Pressure on Iran Nuclear Deal Participants – Moscow

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  • US Putting Serious Pressure on Iran Nuclear Deal Participants – Moscow
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    Earlier, following his presidential campaign promise, US President Donald Trump announced that the US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and vowed to re-impose economic sanctions against Iran.

    Russian acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the US is exerting significant pressure on remaining parties to Iranian nuclear deal. “We see… that significant pressure will and has already been exerted on them [remaining parties to the nuclear deal with Iran], they [ the United States] have already put forward ultimatums about the need to stop trade with Iran, including deliveries to certain products, including the purchase of Iranian oil. They name terms — 60 days, 90 days. This is the plan for massive pressure,” Lavrov told a joint press conference with his Philippine counterpart.

    The minister added that the EU partners said that they were taking steps not to depend on the United States in its trade and economic relations with Iran.

    “One thing is clear: the United States, having withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan has lost all its rights with respect to this document, because there are a number of provisions that grant participants certain rights,” Lavrov said.

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May 16, 2018 - Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , ,

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