Russian senior diplomat, European Union ambassador discuss situation around Iran nuclear deal


Russian senior diplomat, European Union ambassador discuss situation around Iran nuclear deal

Anti-American sentiment peaks in Iran after Trump pulls out of deal

Anti-American sentiment peaks in Iran after Trump pulls out of deal

Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi on Sunday gave France, Germany and the United Kingdom 60 days to guarantee that business ties between the countries will continue, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.

Not only did it bring the United States and Iran a bit closer but also brought new equations for Iran and the U.S. allies in the Middle East, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel.

US PresidentMr Donald Trump also instructed his administration to re-impose USA sanctions after a winding down period.

The top German diplomat said that Berlin and the European Union are exploring options and developing plans to protect the JCPOA and guarantee Iran's interests.

Even if Pompeo is successful in getting the European members of the deal and the United States back on the same page, there is no reason to believe that Iran (which successfully recouped funds that were frozen under the sanctions regimen, has the Europeans anxious to preserve the deal and has China and Russian Federation on its side) will give up more than it did before.

This led Israel and many U.S. Republicans to denounce the Iranian nuclear deal signed by former U.S. president Obama. They were trying to take over the Middle East by whatever means necessary.

The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran deal has upset Washington's European allies, cast uncertainty over global oil supplies and raised the risk of conflict in the Middle East.

Gulf countries, which were harmed by this nuclear deal, believe that the latter allowed Iran to expand in our region, and it's thus a must to find a way to deter it and force it to return to its borders and to convince Europe that they (Gulf states) also need guarantees for their security and stability. Macron told Trump in their telephone call on Saturday that he was anxious about stability in the Middle East, according to Macron's office. "If that primacy says "this is what we're going to do", then that is exactly what we're going to do", he told CNNMoney's Emerging Markets Editor John Defterios in an interview.

The US Treasury said Washington was imposing sanctions on the direct or indirect sale, supply, or transfer to or from Iran of graphite, raw, or semi-finished metals such as aluminum and steel, coal, and software for integrating industrial processes.

On the other hand, "China persuades Iran to stick to a peaceful solution while communicating with the worldwide community, to make it feel that Iran's desire to promote regional peace and its adherence to provisions of the Iranian nuclear agreement are honest", the academic remarked.

"If I can use the metaphor that some raised around the table, we all have a relative in intensive care and we all want to get him or her out of intensive care as soon as possible", she said. It has not responded to multiple requests for comment since Trump's announcement last week.

Yang pointed out that being a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Beijing wants to avoid an escalation of tensions in the Middle East calling upon the global community to not put Tehran between a rock and a hard place.