The first round of Trumpís sanctions against Iran enters into force

2018-08-14 10:32:35 /

 The first round of Trumpís sanctions against Iran enters into force

Iran lives a new cycle of United States’ economic and trade sanctions, reestablished by Donald Trump, three months after ordering the exit of Washington from the nuclear agreement of six world powers with the Islamic Republic.

Trump’s reprisals look for the major economic and trade pressure possible against the Persian nation, in order to obligate them to negotiate a new agreement at the taste and convenience of the magnate, even searching for objectives beyond the purely nuclear ones, such as to limit the Iranian’s influence in the Middle East.

Trump’s punitive measures against Iran will have two stages; the ones that have been enforced affect the Iranian self-propelled sector, their trade in gold and precious metals and also the national currency, the rial.

Meanwhile the rest of the sanctions, related to the nuclear activity will be enforced in November 5th and they will hit the energetic sector, the transactions related to the petroleum and deals from foreign countries with the Central Bank of Iran.

Trump not only reestablished the punitive measures, but launched a hard warning when he threatened that anyone who makes business with the Islamic Republic could not do it with the United States and they will have risk of suffering serious consequences.

The countries from the European Union (EU) are among the biggest negotiators and investors in Iran, which already decided to protect their enterprises, blockading in the group’s territory the effects of the American sanctions against Teheran.

In a joint communiqué, the high representative of the EU for External Affairs and Security Policy, and the chancellors of France, the United Kingdom and Germany defended the economic and trade relations with Iran, when underlining that the lifting of the sanctions was an essential part of the nuclear agreement with the Persian nation.

In the declaration, the four high European functionaries insisted in that the nuclear agreement of 2015 is working and achieving its objective of limiting the Iran’s nuclear program, in order to avoid the obtaining of an atomic bomb.

The four externals responsible agreed in that the agreement is crucial for the security of Europe, the region of Middle East and the entire world.

Although the European Union has promised to try to mitigate the impact of the new American sanctions for persuading Iran of continue respecting the terms of the nuclear agreement, this strategy seems difficult.

And it is that the European enterprises have been retired themselves from Iran, with the reason that they cannot risk themselves to see their business with United States damaged.

Iran already warned that they continue respecting the nuclear agreement for now, if other countries can help to protect it from the economic impact generated by the Washington’s decision of getting out of the agreement.

For Russia, the reestablishment of sanctions against Iran by United States has precisely as target to assault the nuclear agreement that was unilaterally abandoned by Washington the past May 8th.

In a declaration, the Russian Ministry of Externals condemned any unilateral sanctions in the margin of the resolutions of the ONU Security Council, even more when they are applied in an extraterritorial manner and they affect the interests of third countries, as it is the case of the restrictions imposed by Trump to Iran.

The chancellery of Russia considered that to undermine the implementation of the nuclear agreement, is a clear example of how United States tramples the international right norms and they continue with the violation practices of the resolution of the ONU Security Council, which approved the agreement with the Islamic Republic.

The Russian Ministry of Externals underlined that that agreement has demonstrated its efficiency and exhorted to the international community to not allow that so significant achievements of the multilateral diplomacy be sacrificed by the American attempts of adjusting accounts with Iran.

By: Digital Department

(Agencia Cubana de Noticias)

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