EU and Britain condemn U.S. oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran

EU and Britain condemn U.S. oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran

EU and Britain condemn U.S. oil and nuclear sanctions on Iran

Latest speech from Iranian Parliamentary Speaker, Larijani, was brought into light by a semi-official Iranian News Agency ISNA on Saturday (May 4th), after Washington had intensified its campaign on Friday (May 3rd) to force Iran to stop expanding its only nuclear reactor and to stop producing low-level uranium.

"The remaining participants to the JCPOA are committed to working on the preservation and maintenance of financial channels and exports for Iran, together with third countries interested in supporting the JCPOA".

Last week, the U.S. extended its waivers from 90 days to 180 days. The other one allowed Iran to swap enriched uranium for raw yellowcake with Russian Federation.

In April, the US announced that it made a decision to end the waivers from sanctions for countries still buying oil from Iran, aiming to bring Iran's oil exports to zero, denying the government its main source of revenue.

This week, the USA also began tightening screws on foreign participation in Tehran's civil nuclear projects, introducing sanctions on foreign assistance to expand Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, one of three civil research facilities in the country.

Under the terms of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Russian Federation and several European nations help maintain the nuclear facilities and are engaged in converting equipment there for exclusively civilian use. Those waivers expired on May 1 and now those buying Iranian oil are under threat of United States sanctions. In withdrawing, Trump said Tehran was not living up to the "spirit" of the accord because of its support for militants in the region and for continuing to test nuclear weapons.

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Facilities included in the waiver extensions include the Bushehr nuclear power plant, the Fordow enrichment facility, the Arak nuclear complex and the Tehran Research Reactor, the State Department said.

We have been living under United States anti-Russia sanctions since 2012.

Iran has said it will continue uranium enrichment and heavy water production despite USA pressure on the Islamic republic to end it.

Supporters of the Iran deal say the cooperation waivers are important to maintain because they give the outside world additional eyes on what Iran is doing in its nuclear facilities. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated his country's commitment to the deal, saying Teheran will continue to implement its liabilities.

"America will only let go of this game when it realizes it can not achieve anything. You can either buy it or not", he added.

"They want to put pressure on the Iranian people in order to change their policy".

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