Iran ambassador: Trump's sanctions violate United Nations security council resolution

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif right greets North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho in Tehran on Tuesday


In a White House statement announcing the sanctions, Trump repeated his criticisms of the deal, and argued that Iran's behavior since the pact was implemented has vindicated his long-held position.

'We still think that it is a mistake to give up on the nuclear accord with Iran, ' Maas said in an interview with the daily Passauer Neue Presse.

The statement added that without Iran, al-Abadi would not have been in power, pointing out that the duty of the Iraqi government was to stand by Iran in order to break the U.S. economic blockade.

Mr Trump abandoned the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which saw Iran limit its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, in May. Fueling calls for regime change, Iranian security forces have killed several demonstrators, including at least two protesters who suffered fatal gun wounds over the weekend.

A North Korean delegation also attended President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration in August 2017.

U.S. President Donald Trump responded by noting that Iran could face serious consequences if it threatened the United States.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, said the country has nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said on Wednesday in an apparent reference to the imposition of strict US sanctions this week.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday that the an "unreliable" country and can not be trusted.

They target USA dollar financial transactions, Iran's automotive sector and the purchase of commercial planes and metals, including gold.

He has said the deal "failed to achieve the fundamental objective of blocking all paths to an Iranian nuclear bomb" and did not address Tehran's "malign activities, including its ballistic missile programme and its support for terrorism". "There is no doubt about this", Khamenei was quoted as saying in comments that appeared only a day after the new USA sanctions took effect.

The European Union has also unveiled a "blocking statute" meant to mitigate the impact of the United States sanctions on European firms doing legitimate business with Iran.

The sanctions imposed on Tehran this week have already led banks and many companies around the world to scale back dealings with Iran.

The chief executive of reinsurance group Munich Re said it may abandon its Iran business under pressure from the United States, but described the operation as very small. "We can't get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield".

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