"I think the president said in his statement on Tuesday that countries that continue to deal with Iran could face United States sanctions", he said. While some USA allies such as Japan and South Korea will likely opt not to anger their Big Brother and stop importing oil from Iran, others, such as China and India, will continue buying Iranian crude as they are not dependent on the United States for their national security.
Trump's new ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, suggested that exemptions were unlikely, saying Thursday, 'German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately'.
Acknowledging that the Europeans are disappointed that the U.S. got out of the deal.
Rouhani, however, did warn last week that he has instructed the country's atomic energy agency to prepare to restart enrichment of uranium in a few weeks should the deal collapse completely.
So, the president has to make a decision where America's national interests lie.
With the Iran deal in the rearview mirror, the next major test for Mr. Trump's team will be his negotiation with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.
China was closely involved in negotiating the agreement as one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and has always been a close Iranian economic partner, buying about a third of Iran's oil shipments. "We couldn't reach agreement with our E3 partners", referring to Britain, France and Germany, all signatories of the Iran deal.
Yet, there is no doubting that European leaders are disheartened over Trump's decision which comes after high-level lobbying in Washington from Macron, Merkel and Johnson.
Iran said it may resume uranium enrichment in a higher rate in weeks if it finds nuclear deal will not work anymore after the US pullout from the deal.
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A North Korean official told Pompeo that Kim had granted the three "amnesty", a senior United States official said. One man, Kim Dong-chul, said he had to do "a lot of labor", but, he said, when he was sick, he received treatment.
The 2015 deal offered Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.
"I know this is not the mood of our times", she added.
Because in resolution 2231, the fifth preambular paragraph where it says, we welcome Iran's reaffirming that they don't have any intention to have a nuclear weapons program, it was a lie at the time.
This US-French dialogue came to nothing.
In an interview with Le Parisien, Mr Le Drian said: "We feel that the extraterritoriality of their sanction measures are unacceptable".
Europe took a similar path after Washington passed the ILSA legislation in 1996.
Bolton's comments come despite pledges from European leaders across the board that they will uphold the agreement, even after President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS paid Trump's Scottish resort for VIP hotel stays: report Michael Avenatti tweets, then deletes, Fox News booker's phone number Former Trump aide working with Russian company to lift USA sanctions: report MORE announced last week the USA would no longer honor it.
We have to work among ourselves in Europe to defend our European economic sovereignty. Don't worry about it. Take all the money you can get. While Europe will now double down to preserve the agreement, its future may be precarious.