Macron calls friend Trump, angry over his Iran nuclear move

Macron calls friend Trump, angry over his Iran nuclear move

Tehran has warned it is preparing to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment "without any restrictions" unless Europe can provide solid guarantees that it can maintain the economic benefits it gained from the nuclear agreement despite the United States reimposing sanctions.

Iran's ambassador to New Zealand Jalaladdin Namini Mianji told Morning Report New Zealand companies would risk losing trade deals if the country adhered to US President Donald Trump's threat of imposing sanctions.

In the past week, it has slapped a new series of sanctions against Iran.

Last year, Ireland exported €143.2 million worth of goods and services to Iran, more than double the level in the previous year. Imports totalled $6.8 million, with dates contributing over half.

Iran's foreign minister has held talks in China as he began a diplomatic tour with the remaining signatories of a multinational nuclear deal following the recent USA withdrawal from the landmark 2015 pact. Jake Tapper, the host of CNN's "State of the Union", asked Bolton.

JCPOA was implemented in 2016 after five permanent members of UN Security Council, China, France, Russia, United Kingdom and U.S. plus Germany reached an agreement with Rouhani's government to lift global sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic in exchange for Tehran to curb its nuclear program.

'It depends on the conduct of other governments, ' he stated.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a joint press availability with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha (not shown) after their meeting at the State Department in Washington, DC, U.S., May 11, 2018.

The White House said Trump had spoken with French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday and "reiterated the need for a comprehensive deal that addresses all aspects of Iran's destabilzing activity in the Middle East".

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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'. "Right now it's not that bad and the economy's going well and a lot of people have jobs so I don't think it's that big of a deal", says Dr. Badowski. "Europeans are going to face the effective United States sanctions, already are really, because much of what they would like to sell to Iran involves U.S. technology, for which the licenses will not be available".

"I heard one of the primary industry representatives postulating that it might mean, if nothing else, that it's more hard to increase exports to iran who, of course, used to be a much larger trading partner of New Zealand than they are even now", Mr Parker said.

"As the president said, we are ready for all options".

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says Russian Federation has confirmed its preparedness to respect the seven-party nuclear agreement reached in 2015 despite the U.S. pullout.

If the U.S. punishes European companies for doing business with Iran, foreign companies will likely walk away from Iran.

Bolton said Europe was still digesting Trump's May 8 move.

Germany said it would spend the next few months trying to persuade Washington to change its mind.

"In this time, we'll use all possibilities to persuade the USA government to change its behavior", he told ZDF television.

He said the deal "is based on the balance of obligations" between Tehran and the opposite side, including the USA, and that after Washington's pullout "this balance is undermined", adding, "We should see how we can secure the interests of the Iranian people".

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