Iran Plotting With U.S. Allies to Skirt Trump’s New Sanctions

Europe is already violating sanctions against Russia.

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Global showdown looming as Trump administration cracks down on Tehran

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

BY:Adam Kredo

May 29, 2018 1:55 pm
Iranian officials are plotting with U.S. allies across the globe to develop a series a measures meant to counter new sanctions by the Trump administration following its abandonment of the landmark nuclear deal, setting up a global economic showdown between America and its allies over their future business dealings with the Islamic Republic.
Iranian leaders disclosed on Tuesday that they had recently held high-level meetings with European Union nations and leaders in India and Thailand to explore options for skirting new U.S. sanctions.
Iran’s efforts and the warm reception it is receiving from many nations has roiled leaders on Capitol Hill, where some lawmakers are already moving to confront these countries and ensure they face harsh repercussions for any breach of U.S. sanction law.
The State Department also is scrambling to respond to…

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2 thoughts on “Iran Plotting With U.S. Allies to Skirt Trump’s New Sanctions

  1. Iran has done nothing to warrant sanctions as once again, the U.S. gets out the ‘ole sanctions playbook’ and uses it to bring countries to their knees, economically. I am so glad that other countries are now thumbing their noses up at this ploy that has been used time and time again. The Russians have been hit with sanctions, as has Venezuela and now Iran. Enough is enough and I am also glad that Iran has allies to counter the sanctions against them.

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  2. Too true, Shelby. Sanctions cause immeasurable suffering among poor people, while barely touching political leaders. I, too, am glad to see Iran has European allies. This wouldn’t have happened 10 years ago.

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