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A few hours before the second round of US sanctions on Iran came into force on Monday, it was clear that the next confrontation would be between two large fronts, the first headed by Iran, which received support from European countries trying to preserve their gains from the nuclear agreement signed 2015, with the search for a way out that allows for continued trade relations with Tehran.
The second front, spearheaded by the United States, whose president Donald Trump has put Iran in the way of changing its approach or facing the deterioration of its economy, is again talking about its willingness to negotiate with the Iranian leaders on a new agreement based on the fulfillment of 12 US conditions, while its first supporter was the UAE.
Six months after the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Iran and the re-imposition of a first package of sanctions on Tehran in August, the second group is supposed to enter into force on Monday morning and is expected to be tougher and more focused on oil and remittances. The sanctions mean that all foreign countries, entities or companies will not be allowed to enter US markets if they continue to buy Iranian oil or deal with Iranian banks.
The news agency "Agence France Presse" an unnamed European diplomat, predicted that "the sanctions will be painful," knowing that the Iranian economy is experiencing difficulties, and the Iranian currency has been declining for several months.
The diplomat also said that what is imposed on Iran "is similar to what happened with the North Koreans, that is, sanctions and maximum pressure to be ready for negotiation."
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that the United States had fought a military, economic and media war against Tehran for nearly 40 years, and that the result was ultimately for Tehran, and "the American tyrannical goals" Did not materialize. "
"The goal of the US sanctions on Iran is to destroy the economy and ensure the country's retreat," he said in a speech at a meeting with Iranian students on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the storming of the US embassy in Tehran. Towards self-sufficiency and increased domestic production ".
He believed that America's ability is weakening and weakening, and that it has become much weaker than in previous years, considering that American politicians are also aware of the decline of their country's soft power.
He called for the realization of the so-called "resistant economy," which is based on self-sufficiency and increased domestic production.
"The United States has long been hostile to the Iranian people and even before the victory of its Islamic revolution," he said, adding that all its punishments targeted civilians.
Iranian officials are seeking to exploit the anniversary of the storming of the US embassy, to mobilize the street against Washington, as they called for a wide participation in the demonstrations will leave on Sunday in front of the former headquarters of the embassy. The commander of the Iranian naval forces, Hussein Khanzadi, said November 4 would send a harsh message to America, "a date that changed all its plans and security arrangements that have been targeting the region and the world for decades."
At the same time, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif has been in contact with European officials to discuss maintaining the nuclear deal and the guarantees Europe has to give Tehran to keep its nuclear commitments.
The Foreign Ministry said that Zarif held several contacts with European officials on Friday evening, and discussed with EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mujerini and the foreign ministers of Germany, Sweden and Denmark, who stressed the necessity of continuing the nuclear agreement. They also indicated their efforts to find a financial channel To make contact with Tehran so as to ensure the continued pumping of oil and gas exports and allow the delivery of financial revenues after the entry of US sanctions into force.
In a statement on Saturday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry welcomed the European, Russian and Chinese positions in support of the continuation of the nuclear agreement and the rejection of sanctions against Tehran. She also noted that Iran will depend on its relations with friends and its internal capabilities to face future difficulties. The foreign ministry denounced the US sanctions, arguing that imposing sanctions again represents a major moral and political failure of the US administration.
The Russian Foreign Ministry strongly condemned the new US sanctions, saying it was striking again the nonproliferation agreement. The sanctions aim to undermine the efforts of the participants in the nuclear agreement to preserve it, stressing that Moscow will do everything necessary to maintain and expand international trade and economic cooperation with Iran.
On the other side, Trump said in a statement on Friday evening that the aim of the sanctions was "to force the Iranian regime to make a clear choice: either abandon its destructive behavior or continue on the path of economic disaster." He stressed that his country's action is directed against the Iranian regime, "not against the Iranian people who have been suffering for a long time."
He reiterated that he was "ready to reach a new agreement more integrated with Iran." It has repeatedly repeated 12 conditions, notably tougher restrictions on Iran's nuclear capabilities than in the 2015 agreement, restrictions on the proliferation of Iranian ballistic missiles, and what Washington sees as "destabilizing Iranian activities" in many countries of the East Middle East, such as Syria, Yemen and Lebanon.
The UAE was not too late to support the US position. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Iran's "aggressive policies" were "largely responsible" for the re-imposition of US sanctions.Keywords: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]