16.05.2021

Europe disagrees with US sanctions against Iran

The EU intends to adhere to existing agreements with Iran, said Federica Mogherini. Earlier, the US came out of a nuclear agreement with Iran, and announced the extension of sanctions.EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini called for further implementation of the agreement with Iran. This Mogherini said on Monday, may 21. According to her, the agreement “belongs to the international community and was endorsed by the UN Security Council”.

Earlier Monday, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo announced a “major sanctions in history” and “unprecedented financial pressure on the regime in Iran”. According to Mogherini, Pompeo “has not shown how the rejection of the nuclear agreement strengthened or will strengthen the security protection of the region from nuclear weapons”.

Europe intends to adhere to the existing agreements, said the foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Wt (Heiko Maas). This situation directly affects the security interests of Germany and Europe as a whole, the Minister said.

In turn, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu called the US position is correct. It is due to the need to strengthen security and to support the peace process, Netanyahu believes.

The failure of the US nuclear agreement with Iran

In early may, President Donald trump announced the US withdrawal from the Joint comprehensive action plan (FDP), signed between Iran, the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany in 2015, and providing for the implementation by Tehran of a number of steps to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions. Trump has accused Iran of supporting terrorism and efforts to continue the development of nuclear weapons. After withdrawal from the agreement, the United States expanded sanctions against Iran. These sanctions may have a negative impact on non-us companies that conduct business in Iran.

Other parties criticized the decision of trump and announced the intention to maintain the agreement in force. At the same time, the Iranian foreign Ministry said that European countries have 45 to 60 days to provide guarantees for the protection of Iran’s interests and compensation of losses caused as a result of the US withdrawal from the transaction. If the European parties to the transaction do not, Iran warns of making “forced solutions.”

The head of the German foreign Ministry made no compromise with U.S. on Iran

During the meetings with John Bolton and Mike Pompeo foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Mac discussed the nuclear deal with Iran. However, a compromise with Washington on this issue could not be reached.Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Wt (Heiko Maas) on Wednesday, may 23, held in Washington negotiations on a nuclear deal with Iran. The head of the German foreign Minister met with Advisor to trump on national security, John Bolton, and U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. The compromise agreement has not been reached, said Mas told reporters.

At the moment Europe and the United States cannot immediately agree on a common plan of action regarding the nuclear deal with Iran, said the foreign Minister of Germany. However, according to him, the USA is an important partner of the EU, so the two sides will continue to build a dialogue, in which will be able to share different opinions. “Further developments and the debate around the nuclear deal with Iran will be uniquely challenging,” acknowledged Mas after a meeting with Bolton.

Wt: the United States and Europe are completely different courses

At the same time, the Minister said that he put John Bolton in recognition that the European States will retain a nuclear deal. “We want changes in Iran’s behavior in regard to missile program, and the role of Iran, for example, in Syria. But we want it on the basis of existing agreements,” – said Mac.

With a similar result and a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state. According to the IAU, the result of a conversation with Mike Pompeo, he was convinced that the United States and Europe “took two completely different course.” However, the German foreign Minister expressed hope that at the forthcoming meeting of foreign Ministers of three European countries participating in the agreement with Tehran, and the U.S. Washington will give more specific information regarding their future actions with Iran.

The United States will impose sanctions doing business with Iran

Donald trump on may 8 announced the withdrawal from the agreement, which was signed with Iran, the United States, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany in 2015 and calls for implementation by Tehran of a number of steps to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lifting sanctions. Trump has accused Iran of supporting terrorism and efforts to continue the development of nuclear weapons. After withdrawal from the agreement, the United States expanded sanctions against Iran.

In Germany the decision trump called “supercatastrophic”. The country is one of the most important trade-economic partners of Tehran in the European Union, the extension of us sanctions may affect German companies that are working in Iran.

Moscow notified the WTO of the introduction of protective measures against the United States

Because of the American duties on steel and aluminum Russia loses 537 million dollars. And going to recover them with American goods.Moscow informed the Council of the world trade organization’s readiness to take equivalent measures against the U.S. in response to the introduction of duties on import of aluminium and steel. A notification has been sent by Russia to the WTO on Tuesday, may 22.

Initiating “special protective measures” Russia may raise tariffs on American goods to 537 million USD. That’s how much Russia has to lose because of the American duties on steel and aluminum. By entering these duties, the United States conducted with Russia negotiations in the WTO, therefore, Moscow believes that it is entitled to impose unilateral measures.

Such treatment to the WTO, according to Reuters, sent and Japan. The loss of this country from the American fees are $ 440 million.

Negatively to the initiative of the United States and the European Union. Brussels is going to make the United States completely abandoned the imposition of duties on metals. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) on Wednesday, may 2, called them unjustified. According to her, the EU should develop a common position regarding these measures.

The President of the United States Donald trump in March announced the introduction of a fee at the rate of 25 per cent on steel imports and 10 percent on imported aluminium. Later, Washington has postponed the introduction of new measures for the EU, Canada and Mexico until June 1.

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