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Top Russian, Iranian diplomats to discuss ways of salvaging Iran nuclear deal

16 Mai 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States was exiting an global nuclear deal with Iran and would impose new sanctions that seek to reduce oil exports from OPEC's third-largest producer. "It's a UN Security Council Resolution and it belongs to the entire world", said Mogherini, who will chair talks Tuesday with the British, French, German and Iranian foreign ministers in Brussels.

"The ultimate goal of all these negotiations is to obtain assurances that the Iranian people's interests guaranteed by the JCPOA will be protected", he was quoted as saying by Interfax news agency on Monday.

"We are stakeholders in the Vienna agreement and we are going to stay stakeholders", Le Drian told reporters in Dublin on Sunday. India's foreign secretary said the country wouldn't go along with the U.S. China's response is not clear yet.

"There is a realization among all European states what we can not keep going in the direction we are headed today whereby we submit to American decisions", said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire.

Swiss-headquartered private shipping group MSC said it would "comply with the (sanctions) timetable set out by the United States government".

The Russian Foreign Ministry believes that the United States will not revise its decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal.

Commercial deals with Tehran are on top of the priorities behind the decision to join or withdraw from the nuclear agreement with Iran. That effectively shut the country's own fleet out of the main ship-insurance market as well as global owners if they wanted to lift the Islamic Republic's crude. "Now, that will not happen!"

8 may the US President, Donald trump has announced the release of a Joint comprehensive plan of action, signed between Iran and six world powers in July 2015.

Germany's minister for economic affairs, Peter Altmaier, said on Sunday that Berlin will try to "persuade the U.S. government to change its behaviour". On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron told Trump in a telephone call that he was anxious about stability in the Middle East, according to Macron's office.

Changing the regime in Iran is "not the policy of the administration, " Bolton said on ABC. He's talked about it with Prime Minister May, not just Iran's nuclear threat now, the threat in the future, the ballistic missile programs, and the instability that Iran is causing around the region, Bolton said.

"Iran had never made a strategic decision to give up nuclear weapons".

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zangeneh said in an interview broadcast on Iranian television late Thursday that he believed Trump cut an agreement with certain OPEC members to keep production low in order to support the higher oil prices that stimulate US shale production.

Despite complaints in European capitals, Mr. Bolton suggested that European allies might agree to new USA approach once they digest Mr. Trump's decision and face the threat of sanctions.

The executive vice president of investment management firm PIMCO, Greg Sharenow feels that this move by President Trump is going to hurt the end consumer in the US.

"I think at the moment there's some feeling in Europe that they're very surprised we got out of [the deal], very surprised at the reimposition of strict sanctions", Bolton added.

"However, if they resist the pressure from America, then I expect to see a small number of refineries being targeted by the United States treasury - imposing heavy fines on them to make an example for other refineries".

Top Russian, Iranian diplomats to discuss ways of salvaging Iran nuclear deal