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From across the pond Michael Graham on Trump and the Iran deal

From across the pond Michael Graham on Trump and the Iran deal

The United States plans to impose new sanctions against Iran, which produces about 4 percent of global oil supplies, after abandoning an agreement reached in late 2015 that curbed Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for removal of US and European sanctions.

In 2015, the United States and a group of European countries reached an agreement with Iran to stop the country's nuclear proliferation efforts in return for a lifting of trade and economic sanctions by both the U.S. and Europe.

On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump dumped the worldwide Iranian nuclear deal, saying that Washington will not extend the waiver for the unilateral sanctions against Tehran. Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China are still signed on to the deal.

The Iranian government is scrambling to stem the losses from Trump's decision to pull the USA out of its 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and reinstate tough sanctions.

Trump declared on Tuesday that the US would withdraw from the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, which sought to place sharp limits on the country's uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.

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US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States was withdrawing from a 2015 deal negotiated by the Obama administration.

In the CNN interview, Bolton did not respond directly when asked whether Trump might seek "regime change" in Iran, or whether the USA military would be ordered to make a preemptive strike against any Iranian nuclear facility.

Meanwhile, the USA government tried to further pinch Iran's finances by disrupting a currency exchange network allegedly used to transfer millions of dollars to Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

Those who appreciate the notion of opportunities existing in any conflict would presumably be buoyed to learn that sanctions against Iran could be good news for China's yuan, because it would give that country, which is the world's largest importer of crude, leverage to demand that imports be priced in that currency, according to experts.

"And I will work closely with the Europeans to try and achieve that". The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has constantly maintained that Iran is sticking to the terms of the agreement and is not cheating, a fact independently verified by the USA military as well. "But as it is now, at least for the time being, we're the country that's isolated".

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Mr Bolton said Europe was still digesting Trump's 8 May move.

Iranian leaders have said they will begin enriching uranium again, in a move toward building nuclear weapons.

For Iran, there is benefit in the two ongoing face-offs: one between Europe-plus-America and Russian Federation, and the other between China and America.

With the demand for oil on the rise as Axios explained, gas prices across the US would also go up, hurting working families who rely on their vehicles to commute to work. "We are prepared to talk. but also to fight for our positions where necessary", he told Der Spiegel magazine.

"However, because Russia and the USA have signed an agreement on cooperation in nuclear energy, Moscow could respond in kind, that's why I think that Iran's nuclear program remains under Russian protection", he added. In fact, officials in Saudi Arabia have said they would like to see oil prices go up even further, but not beyond the $100 per barrel mark.

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