2015 nuclear deal should have targeted Iran's policies

Martes, 15 May, 2018

"The only way to avoid pain from these sanctions is negotiating with the U.S., but the instruments are not easy to find", Volker Treier, deputy managing director of Germany's Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, said in an interview.

The United States said on Tuesday that it plans to impose new sanctions against Iran after abandoning an agreement reached in late 2015 that curbed Tehran's nuclear activities in exchange for removal of U.S. and European sanctions.

It also suggests that the market sees November - when sanctions on those importing Iranian oil will come into effect - as far away.

Bolton asserted that Iran has been increasingly exercising its military power in the Middle East "under cover" of its nuclear deal with the U.S. and its European allies. On the day of the landmark summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Trump posted a tweet suggesting he deserved credit for the historic development. However, there were signs that other members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will raise output to counter the Iran disruption.

The rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia has torn the region apart, playing out on regional battlefields and fanning sectarian flames in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain and Yemen. The extra demand is helping to wipe out an oil glut that has plagued markets.

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday a week after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.

In making these moves, Trump's decision-making seems to hinge on the concerns of his domestic audience, hoping to stoke his base, get positive headlines and differentiate himself from his political predecessors.

The president's decision ended what had become a fierce debate within the administration.

Dan Eberhart, CEO of oilfield services company Canary LLC, drew a direct connection: "Withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal will support higher oil prices".

US President Donald Trump signs a document reinstating sanctions against Iran after announcing the US withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear deal.

"I think the Europeans will see that's in their interest ultimately to go along with this", he said.

Following the lifting of sanctions in 2015, more than $US100 billion ($132 billion) flowed into Iranian coffers. According to the well-researched work Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed by American academic Misagh Parsa, disaffection among the people has manifested itself in several forms.

OPEC does not publish its supply growth forecasts but did say last month that OPEC crude production in March decreased by 201,000 b/d to average 31.96 million b/d.

Nonetheless, this time round, rejecting and violating US sanctions may prove for China as well as the other signatories to be a trickier undertaking.

Emadi further said "the significance of this group is that without their payments in hard currency, the Iranian economy will face a currency crisis created by the shortfall of its earning of dollar and euro".

Israel's nuclear arsenal is the worst-kept secret in international relations. It took years of painful negotiations to reach the Iran deal, but Trump has shown neither much inclination to be patient nor interest in long, intricate diplomatic wrangling. Some are converting to Christianity and, according to Professor Parsa, even to the Baha'i faith, which is the largest non-Muslim community in Iran.