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Russia: Iran Must Offer Concessions on Nuclear Deal

Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is headed to Brussels after meeting in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov Oil hits $77 for first time since 2014 after Trump scraps Iran nuclear deal - business live
Ginger Lawrence | 17 May, 2018, 05:17

The Iranian foreign minister is in Brussels on the final leg of a whirlwind diplomatic tour, which has already taken him to Beijing and Moscow. The sanctions on oil will require European and Asian countries to reduce their imports from Iran.

Trump and Netanyahu have claimed that the Iranian government had violated the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement by holding on to secret plans for developing nuclear weapons, by promoting a ballistic missile program, and by its military intervention in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known as the deal on Iran's nuclear program, was signed between Iran and six worldwide mediators (the United Kingdom, Germany, China, Russia, the United States, and France) on July 14, 2015.

"So, today we expect to look at how China, Russia, Iran and the European Union can use the current tools to prevent undermining this crucial document and destabilizing the situation in the region", he said.

Under the deal, Iran undertakes to curb its nuclear activities and place them under total control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in exchange for removal of the sanctions imposed previously by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United States over its nuclear program. It also points to a refusal to accept that Trump's decision on Iran, fulfilling a campaign pledge to USA voters, should be allowed to upend a global agreement negotiated over years and which worldwide observers say is working. But even assuming that he is right, what evidence is there that Iran would agree to terms more favorable to the United States after we left an existing agreement when, at the very least, they have support from Russian Federation and China?

With zero evidence, Bolton insists the Europeans will leave the Iran deal.

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European firms, on the other hand, are likely to abide by USA sanctions regardless of what steps their governments might take, Nephew says, "unless Europe brings the fight to the United States and takes real action to make sanctions enforcement costly" for Washington.

China which is one of Iran's main trade partners and its largest provider of imported goods would continue to purchase Iranian oil and pay with goods and construction projects.

President Trump emphasized a willingness to renegotiate a new deal that will actually benefit the Iranian people.

The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the United States will not revise its decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal.

Those who will suffer the most will be the Iranian popular masses. They will allow the regime to label any genuine progressive or revolutionary opposition as an expression of support for the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia. Cautioning that while their leaders say they will refuse to negotiate, "When they do, I am ready, willing, and able". "But as it is now, at least for the time being, we're the country that's isolated".

She also noted that all remaining parties had agreed to find practical solutions over the coming weeks, including continuing to sell Iran's oil and gas products, maintaining effective banking transactions and protecting European investments in Iran.