John Bolton to Mark Levin: We're cleaning up Obama's mess in Iran

John Bolton to Mark Levin: We're cleaning up Obama's mess in Iran

John Bolton to Mark Levin: We're cleaning up Obama's mess in Iran

The first round of reimposed United States sanctions targeting Iran's aviation and auto industries, as well as its banking system snapped back on Tuesday.

Iran dismissed a last-minute offer from the Trump administration for talks, saying it could not negotiate while Washington had reneged on a 2015 deal to lift sanctions in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program.

The first round of US sanctions reinstated against Iran this week makes clear to the Islamic Republic the Trump administration's willingness to financially squeeze the regime until it curbs its destabilizing behavior, according to regional experts.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was cited by an Iranian newspaper, as saying that a United States plan to stop Iranian oil exports will not succeed.

"The US withdrawal from JCPOA and re-imposition of its sanctions is a serious breach of its legal obligations under the United Nations Charter, which entails its worldwide responsibility". Even though the Turkish refiner Tupras has already cut back on oil shipments from Tehran, a complete halt to energy imports from Iran is hardly possible, Reuters added. A second round of sanctions against its energy sector will be reimposed on November 5.

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"China's commercial cooperation with Iran is open and transparent, reasonable, fair and lawful, not violating any United Nations Security Council resolutions", it added.

Despite Trump's threats of retribution against companies operating in the Iranian market, the European Union on Monday issued a "blocking statute" to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions.

USA officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a bid to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programs and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

"They fear the application of overwhelming American power, and as long as the overwhelming power is credible, they will be cautious in how they'll escalate", he said.

"If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences, " Zarif said".

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'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.

His trip came on the same day that the USA restored sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

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

"The financial and political war against the regime will continue and I anticipate Iran's predicament will only worsen", Dubowitz told the Washington Free Beacon.

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