European allies fear United States seeks Iran regime change as it restores sanctions

Share
European allies fear United States seeks Iran regime change as it restores sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the renewed sanctions against Iran are an important pillar in US policy toward the Tehran government.

He said President Donald Trump is intent on getting Iran to "behave like a normal country".

In an interview with PANA news agency, Bahram Qassemi voiced Iran's readiness to hold negotiations with Saudi Arabia, saying Tehran has not rejected calls for mediation by third countries.

Protests broke out on Sunday for a sixth night in Iranian cities, including Kazeroon in the south.

The protests have often begun with slogans against the high cost of living and alleged financial corruption but quickly turned into anti-government rallies.

"This is just about Iranians' dissatisfaction with their own government, and the President is pretty clear, we want the Iranian people to have a strong voice in who their leadership will be", Pompeo said.

As part of the withdrawal, the USA will on Monday begin to sanction Iranian transactions with US dollar banknotes; trade in gold and precious metals; direct or indirect sales of graphite, raw or semi-finished metals; and Iran's automotive sector.

In May, the USA pulled out of the 2015 deal between world powers and Tehran under which worldwide sanctions were lifted in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.

Washington has told countries they must halt all imports of Iranian oil from 4 November or face U.S. financial measures.

"They're the world's largest state sponsor of terror", Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Indonesian television in an interview Sunday.

President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the landmark agreement, signed by the U.S. and five other world powers, remains one of the most consequential foreign policy decisions of his presidency.

Sanctions on Iran's oil industry and central bank are set to be restored on November 4.

"We're happy to talk, if there's an arrangement that is appropriate, that can lead to a good outcome", Pompeo said.

Trump administration officials say the sanctions are being restored starting Monday in an effort to change the Iranian regime's behavior.

Remaining sanctions - including on Iran's oil and gas sector and central bank - will resume on Nov 5.

United Nations inspectors said Iran was complying with the deal, but Trump argued that it didn't do enough to curb Iran's malign activity in the region.

She said the collapse in the value of the rial was not driven by purely economic factors but instead by people rushing to buy gold or hard currency as a safe haven for their savings because they do not trust the government to improve the situation.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Top Resources for NAHQ CPHQ Exam
This is why it is highly crucial that you go through the exam content outline or exam objectives before you start your study. You don’t need to buy these guides; having one of them is enough to give you all you need to prepare for your test.

Justice is served as new Judge Dredd figure preorders are now open
Despite the hefty price tag of $799.99, there is a 15% discount available for customers who pay in full or opt into a payment plan.

NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel
NASA seems confident these dates will hold, and that the commercial crew program is finally on the home stretch. For SpaceX , the Crew Dragon test flight astronauts are spaceflight veterans, Robert Behnken and Doug Hurley .

Duchess Meghan's half-sister likens her to Disney's Cruella de Vil
See more of her look here. "For someone to say you should turn down a paycheck...tell your boss that you don't want a paycheck". Late this summer, Meghan is expected to return to the US on a private plane to spend time with her mother and friends.

Donald Trump Dissed Lebron James And People Are Not Happy
It seems Trump's late-night tweet has led to another disagreement between the President and his wife. At the end of the interview, Lemon challenged Trump, a move that perhaps invoked the Trump tweet .

Why Gambling Is Better than Sports Betting
Additionally, they can use these versions to practice various strategies to see which one will earn them the best winning chances. These versions give the gambler a chance to sift through the games to find the best one that resonates with their style.

Trump Broke Constitutional Law by Attacking Obamacare, Lawsuit Says
The administration estimates that premiums for a short-term plan could be about one-third the cost of comprehensive coverage. Up to now, short-term health insurance has been a niche product, covering people for several months or less than a year.

As sanctions bite, where next for Trump's Iran strategy
The exercise could shut down of the Strait of Hormuz, a crucial Gulf passage for shipments of numerous commodities. The U.S. has been pushing its allies to halt their import of Iranian oil ahead of the November deadline.

Eleven children found at squalid New Mexico compound, two arrested
It was not immediately clear whether the child, whose name is AG Wahhaj, is related to Siraj Wahhaj, who was arrested in the raid. Three unidentified women - possibly the mothers of the children - were detained for questioning before being released.

Watch an alleged drone attack on Venezuela’s president sends soldiers fleeing
One showed a cellphone video of a drone hovering over a residential street two blocks away and then crashing into a building. Venezuela , a once-wealthy oil-producing nation, is in the midst of a five-year crisis under Maduro's socialist government.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.