Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

President Trump turns the sanctions screw on Iran

President Trump turns the sanctions screw on Iran

"The Islamic Republic of Iran looks forward to expanding the existing friendship and cooperation with your government and nation; and in this regard, the contracts which were signed between the two countries today, must be earnestly followed up and implemented", Ayatollah Khamenei commented.

So far, China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and Iran remain in the accord, which placed controls on Iran's nuclear program and led to a relaxation of economic sanctions against Iran and companies doing business there.

A number of Iranian lawmakers in a letter to Leader of the Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have said that they will not let the USA impose its "illegitimate demands" on Iran.

According to the lawmakers, the United States has done all it could to deprive Iran from the benefits of the deal.

The show of unity came following Trump's pullout from the JCPOA, and his announcement that the USA would reimpose nuclear sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

"You all heard last night the cheap and impudent remarks of the United States president", Khamenei was quoted by Iran's Mehr news agency as saying. He threatened the regime and the people, saying I'll do this and that.

But while expressing support for the deal, they also raised concerns about Iran's ballistic-missile programme "and its destabilising regional activities", including in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

"There were maybe more than 10 lies in what he said".

President Donald Trump's announcement last Tuesday that the U.S. was exiting the 2015 nuclear accord was met with widespread dismay in Europe where companies now face the threat of sanctions if they do business with Iran.

"The reason for U.S. antagonism toward the Islamic Republic Establishment is that they used to have full dominance over our country, but the Revolution deprived them of that", he added. In the letter, he says I have spent $7 trillion on you, you have to do [what I say]. "They [some officials] said this was not true". I said if you want to sign an agreement, first make sure that necessary guarantees are made.

"I think at the moment there's some feeling in Europe - they're really surprised we got out of it, really surprised at the reimposition of strict sanctions".

Earlier in the week, Iranian MPs burned an American flag on the floor of the country's parliament in Tehran, and chanted "Death to America" in response to US withdrawal from the nuclear deal.

The Leader went on to add, "we kept saying, from day one, that the USA problem with Iran is not related to the nuclear energy, and this was just an excuse for them".

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