USA resume sanctions against Iran

Despite the objections of EU partners in may, Donald trump warned about tightening policy against Iran, declaring the contract from 2015 disadvantageous for the United States. Today, on the night of 7 August, the decision output States of it comes into force.

Recall, July 15, 2015 the meeting of the «5 + 1» (USA, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany) reached an agreement on a Joint comprehensive plan of action, including those concerning Iran. Power middle Eastern country, who was until then under Western sanctions for developing its nuclear program, accepted the terms of the agreement. According to them, Iran was supposed to halt production of uranium enrichment, transfer, usedonmost of the enterprises abroad and to allow their energy facilities of employees of the International atomic energy Agency (IAEA).

In 2018, the White house decided to withdraw from the agreement and to resume comprehensive sanctions against Iran. Also, the Secretary Mike Pompeo warned that European companies with ties to Iran will be deprived of benefits in the US market.

In turn, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said that the agreements reached in 2015, the agreement contributed to the development of Iran’s output also States the agreement will negatively affect not only the middle East but also in all countries that cooperate with Iran. Therefore, Europe will protect its interests in the middle East, citing their right not to apply sanctions, as stipulated in resolution 2231 from 2015.

Not being able to ban European partners take advantage of this right, States require them to provide convincing evidence that their policy does not harm America. Experts have expressed their doubts about the effectiveness of the new policy of the White house.

In any case, the Iranian authorities have already declared that they are ready to resume production of uranium enrichment at full strength, which may entail irreparable consequences.

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