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Iranians rally to celebrate 39th anniversary of taking over the US Embassy

04 November, 2018, 20:37 | Author: Ted Wilson
  • Donald Trump Goes All ‘Game Of Thrones’ With Iranian Sanctions Reimposition

Pompeo said the latest U.S. sanctions are targeted at the regime, not the people of Iran who have suffered grievously under this regime.

Pompeo said that countries like India, if it gets the exemption, would be asked to bring down their oil imports from Iran to zero in six months' time.

Pradhan also expressed hope that India and other leading oil buyers will benefit from the waiver the United States has granted them from Iran sanctions.

President Donald Trump is scheduled to reimpose measures against Iran's energy, shipping, shipbuilding and financial sectors on November 5, but eight countries were expected to be left out, reports said Saturday. Now, Europe is trying to preserve the deal to avoid a potential war they fear could result if Iran abandons the deal over USA actions, he said.

Iranian state media said millions turned out for rallies in most cities and towns around the country, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and its hardline top authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The US treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, also announced that Swift, the private financial messaging service that allows banks to communicate securely, would also be subject to sanctions.

President Donald Trump withdrew from the deal in May, describing it as "defective at its core".

"We would lose foreign currency revenue had we'd been hit by the sanctions".

The Iranian foreign ministry said that it was "unconcerned" by the move.

U.S. says 'handful more weeks' before sanctions over Khashoggi murder
He entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul a month ago to obtain documents for his upcoming marriage, but never left. Writing for The Washington Post , he became a prominent critic of the family, particularly bin Salman.

The United States believes global oil supplies will exceed demand next year, making it easier for countries to cut Iranian oil imports to zero, Brian Hook, the US special representative for Iran, told reporters.

Britain, France, Germany and the European Union strongly condemned the latest actions from Washington in a joint statement, and have vowed to preserve the nuclear deal, known formally as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Washington will reapply far-reaching sanctions on Iran's petroleum and banking sectors starting on Monday. Cabinet officials also pushed back on criticism from opponents of the deal that the United States is not going far enough to fulfill the administration's goal of "maximum pressure" on Iran.

The major focus on the administration's efforts is to cut off Iran's oil export revenue, with Pompeo noting that those exports have already decreased by "more than" 1 million barrels a day since President Trump announced the exit from the Iran deal in May.

The oil market ran higher in anticipation of this week's formal re-imposition of sanctions against Iran by the United States, and on concerns that supply from producers like Saudi Arabia would not be able to make up the difference.

The agreement saw Iran limit its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

However, ordinary Iranians fear an even more painful squeeze on living costs, from businesses struggling to buy raw materials to the sick and elderly unable to afford life-saving medicines.

The last time global sanctions were imposed on its oil industry between 2010 and 2016, Iran's exports fell by nearly a half.

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