Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Donald Trump Goes All ‘Game Of Thrones’ With Iranian Sanctions Reimposition

Donald Trump Goes All ‘Game Of Thrones’ With Iranian Sanctions Reimposition

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, said the sanctions were "aimed at fundamentally altering the behaviour of the Islamic Republic of Iran".

China - the leading importer of Iranian crude - is still in discussions with the USA on terms, but is among the eight countries permitted to keep buying Iranian oil, according to two people familiar with the discussions. "In 2019, our projections are that oil supply will exceed demand, and that creates a much better atmosphere for us to bring remaining nations to zero as quickly as possible", Hook said.

"100 percent of the revenue that Iran receives from the sale of crude oil will be held in foreign accounts and can be used by Iran only for humanitarian trade or bilateral trade in non-sanctioned goods and services", he said.

Sputnik: President Trump, of course, has been indicating these sanctions will stay in place until a new accord with Iran is signed replacing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but how hard and how lengthy would it be to convince the sides that are part of the agreement to reconsider, what could be the difficulties?

United States officials said they were determined to force Tehran to give up its nuclear activities and what the U.S. says is broad support for "terrorism" in the region, reimposing severe economic penalties six months after President Donald Trump's administration quit the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Pompeo pointed to Iranian missile development and its involvement in conflicts across the Middle East, as well support for terrorism and assassinations of dissidents in Europe.

Mnuchin says the US has informed SWIFT that it would be subject to USA sanctions if it provides financial transfer services to "certain designated Iranian financial institutions". The book, which the Post reported on in July, was released in time for the August 6 less-damaging USA sanctions.

Mnuchin warned that SWIFT will be subject to USA sanctions if it provides financial messaging services to designated Iranian financial institutions. So I think as they're announcing these sanctions coming back they're trying to tell the base that voted for Trump in 2016 that his promises are kept.

It also wants Iran to stop backing Yemen's Houthi rebels.

The enemy's last option, namely economic war on Iran, has been defeated and the U.S. tool of sanctions has become useless, the commander stated.

Former US President Barack Obama had spent considerable political capital to strike a nuclear deal with Iran in 2015. The deal saw Iran limit its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.

A day ahead of the anti-Iranian sanctions coming back into force, thousands took to the streets of Tehran to condemn the USA and Donald Trump.

Harrell said the administration was concerned not to drive up the oil price with its sanctions against Iran.

This time, 1.1 million barrels a day have already been cut from Iran's shipments - a combination of crude and a light oil called condensate that was spared from curbs in 2012 - according to data compiled by Bloomberg. "Iran's oil exports are decreasing and difficulties paying Iran for oil with hard currency are evident".

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