China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat

Iraq condemns re-imposition of US sanctions on Tehran

Trump Boasts About "Most Biting" Sanctions On Iran

Before nobody supported Iran.

China and Germany defended their business ties with Iran on Wednesday in the face of President Donald Trump's warning that any companies trading with the Islamic Republic would be barred from the United States.

U.S. sanctions on Iran's energy sector are to be re-imposed after a 180-day wind-down period ending on November 4.

Despite Trump's threats of retribution against companies operating in the Iranian market, the European Union on Monday issued a "blocking statute" to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions.

'We are pleased to see German businesses stopping their trade with Iran, complying with USA sanctions, and helping pressure the Iranian regime back to the table, ' he tweeted.

"The US withdrawal from JCPOA and re-imposition of its sanctions is a serious breach of its legal obligations under the United Nations Charter, which entails its worldwide responsibility".

The reimposition of USA sanctions followed Trump's decision earlier this year to pull out of a 2015 deal to lift the punitive measures in return for curbs on Iran's nuclear program created to prevent it from building an atomic bomb. Even though the Turkish refiner Tupras has already cut back on oil shipments from Tehran, a complete halt to energy imports from Iran is hardly possible, Reuters added.

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Lennon added: "He goes with everyone's best wishes - he's been absolutely superb on and off the pitch". McGinn told the club's website: "I'm really pleased to have joined the club".

Turkey's Energy Minister Fatih Donmez also said that his country would continue to buy natural gas from Iran.

Iran's foreign minister has said the United States will not be able to prevent the country from exporting oil.

In an interview with the Iran newspaper published on Wednesday, Mr Zarif said the Trump administration's stated aim of cutting Iranian oil exports to zero was "meaningless" and "impossible".

U.S. Central Command head Gen. Joseph Votel said he believes that the exercise was meant to be a message to Washington over re-imposing economic sanctions on Iran.

However, a senior U.S. official said it was "not particularly concerned" by the move because many major firms had already announced they were pulling out of Iran.

"It's pretty clear to us that they were trying to use that exercise to send a message to us that as we approach this period of the sanctions here that they had some capabilities", Votel told reporters at the Pentagon.

His visit to Iran is the first by a high-ranking DPRK delegation since August past year, when President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly Kim Yong Nam and vice foreign minister Choe Hui Chol spent several days in the country.

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