Donald Trump Will Press for Iran Sanctions at NATO Summit

Donald Trump Will Press for Iran Sanctions at NATO Summit

In the first weeks after the USA withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and the re-imposition of sanctions on Tehran, India said that it would continue to import Iranian crude despite us sanctions, because India only honors sanctions imposed by the United Nations, but not ones introduced by individual countries.

The U.S. State Department declined to comment.

Donald Trump walks off after delivering a statement on the Iran nuclear deal from the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, May 8, 2018.

Instead, Trump is likely referring to a Fox News article, based on another article, based on another interview with a hardline Iranian politician, who first mentioned the unconfirmed figure.

'If today these Iranians get deported from America, it will become clear who is complicit and sells the national interest like he is selling sweets to America'.

Moreover, the Iran deal was notorious for secret side deals.

While a radical Iranian cleric's words should always be taken with a grain of salt, it wouldn't exactly be shocking if Zolnour's claim turns out to be true.

The US is prepared to work with nations that are reducing their oil imports from Iran on a "case-by-case basis", but will not grant waivers to countries like India and Turkey as it could substantially reduce pressure on sanctions-hit Tehran, according to a senior Trump administration official.

Commenting in Arabic media, regional analysts have portrayed the trip as a desperate move to seek reassurances that the nuclear deal is not already null and void, adding that the mission comes amid mounting pressure in Tehran that some have called the "worst moment" in Mr. Rouhani's political career.

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They believe it's unfair that ordinary Iranians, who have been affected by Trump's travel ban - recently upheld in Supreme Court - while 'children of the regime officials live and work in the U.S'.

"They claim that they want to put pressure on the Iranian government, but when they apply sanctions on people's basic needs like medicine, who will be put under pressure?"

Over 13,100 people born in Iran received green cards in 2015 and another almost 13,300 in 2016, according to the Department for Homeland Security data. There were 11,623 new US citizens born in Iran in 2013; 9,620 in 2014; 10,344 in 2015; and 9,507 in 2016.

On Friday, the top diplomats from Britain, France, Germany, as well as China and Russian Federation will join Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Vienna to discuss a "European incentive package and the solutions to preserve Iran nuclear deal after U.S. illegal action to withdraw", according to Iran's state-run news.

Fox News noted in its story that there's no evidence to support Zolnour's claim. So far, neither the Trump administration has not responded to requests for evidence.

"The cleric's claim could, in the US, fuel Republican complaints about the concessions made by the Obama administration during that period - including not just sanctions relief, but the $1.7 billion payment supposedly tied to a legal settlement that coincided with the 2016 release of American prisoners", Irvine pointed out.

The deal was promoted by Obama as "the best option" to (temporarily) keep Iran from wielding nuclear arms.

"When Mr. Obama, during the negotiations over the [Iran deal] chose to do a favor to these men, he granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians and some men and officials started a competition over whose children could be part of these 2,500 individuals", Zolnour said.

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