Iran slams USA 'disregard for worldwide law' in United Nations letter

Iran slams USA 'disregard for worldwide law' in United Nations letter

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif held talks in Brussels in Tuesday with European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini as part of his ongoing tour of signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal.

"We are on the right path to move forward".

However, some companies are already responding to the United States call to disengage from Iran and stop trade with the country.

Mr Trump pulled American support for the worldwide nuclear agreement and threatened to impose a wave of new sanctions on Tehran, which could hit a number of British and European firms who do business with the Middle Eastern state.

Now, as Washington looks to generate the same pressure on Iran that existed during the sanctions incubation period (2010-2013), it must not forget that those measures had European Union political buy-in and followed the strongest UNSCR on Iran.

The EU, which along with Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China and the United States, signed the nuclear accord with Iran, does have some steps it can take to shield European business in Iran.

So far, China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and Iran remain in the accord, which placed controls on Iran's nuclear program and led to a relaxation of economic sanctions against Iran and companies doing business there.

Express.co.uk understands Britain believes it is doing its utmost to keep the Iranians in the deal and will even try and tempt Mr Trump and the U.S. to rejoin.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif smile during their meeting in Moscow on May 14, 2018.

"I have to tell you that I do not believe that regime change in Tehran is the objective that we should be seeking", Johnson said.

Trump has said the USA would be reinstating the anti-Iran bans lifted under the JCPOA and also slapping the "highest level" of economic sanctions on Tehran, prompting anger among other parties to the Iran deal, which unanimously denounced Washington and vowed to stay committed to their side of the deal.

Meanwhile, Lavrov said that Russian Federation and Europe had a duty to "jointly defend their legal interests" in terms of the Iran deal.

Meanwhile, President Trump has threatened sanctions against anyone who doesn't wind down their businesses in Iran. Ahead of the meeting Iran's top diplomat has spoken about the JCPOA after the U.S. withdrawal from the deal, Sputnik reported. But India and China, the two largest importers of Iranian oil, had been allowed waivers in the years prior to the nuclear deal and might again be exempted.

Siemens says delivery of three gas turbines to Iran is still pending. Emboldened by Trump's deision on the nuclear deal, Israel has become more aggressive. Iran is, at present, India's third biggest supplier of oil (after Iraq and Saudi Arabia) and any tussle with Iran will impact the already inflated oil prices.

However, Le Maire acknowledged he has "no illusions" that he'll get what he asked for.

Though Russia, Iran and Assad regime have been acting together in Syria, an aide to President Putin has now been reported as saying that Russia has not agreed to supply sophisticated S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syrian regime.

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