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Iran Reopens Uranium Plant in Isfahan and has Re-Started Production

Iran Focus

London, 4 July - Although Iran has pledged to keep to the terms of the country’s landmark nuclear deal, even after U.S. President Trump pulled America out of the accord, its officials say that it has restarted production at the Isfahan plant, which produces materials needed to make enriched uranium.

This appears to be a warning that is aimed at pressuring Europeans and others to come up with the means to circumvent the new American sanctions.

Many international organizations are pulling back from deals with Tehran and the country’s currency has faced an enormous drop against the dollar.

US campaign to pressure Iran into new nuclear deal

Iran Focus

London, 3 July - The US State Department has announced an incredible campaign consisting of "maximum economic and diplomatic pressure" to push Iran into negotiating a new and improved nuclear deal to replace the one that Donald Trump withdrew from in May.

State Department Director of Policy Planning Brian Hook explained on Monday that Iran is not a "normal" government and must meet the 12 demands, laid out by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in order to be free from US sanctions.

Hook said: "Normal countries don't terrorize other nations, proliferate missiles and impoverish their own people… This new strategy is not about changing the regime; it is about changing the behaviour of the leadership in Iran to comport with what the Iranian people really want them to do."

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Sunday that if the nuclear deal were to collapse

Iran Focus

London, 27 Jun - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned on Sunday that if the nuclear deal were to collapse, following the withdrawal of the US last month, it would be “very dangerous” for Iran.

In May, Donald Trump announced that he would be pulling the US out of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, citing Iranian cheating, and that nuclear sanctions on the Islamic Republic would be reimposed within 180 days.

Iran trying to subvert US sanctions

Iran Focus

London, 2 July - The Iranian Regime is planning to counter US economic sanctions by, in part, continuing to export oil, according to state-run news agency IRNA on Saturday.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has met the head of parliament and the judiciary to discuss how best to evade the returning US sanctions, which will make it difficult for Iran to access the global financial system or trade with international companies.

Reportedly Iran will be seeking self-sufficiency in gasoline production. Fereydoun Hassanvand, head of the parliament’s energy committee, said that a committee would be established to study potential oil buyers and find ways to keep them on board despite US sanctions.

Iran: Sanctions need to be hard-hitting

Iran Focus

London, 23 Jun - Last month, US President announced that he would be pulling the United States out of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He also said that the sanctions that were lifted as a result of the nuclear deal will be reapplied and that fresh ones would be issued. We do not know the full details of the sanctions yet, but it is expected that we will hear soon, as the deadlines approach.

Iran pretends to be rather unconcerned about the sanctions. Iran is used to sanctions and had lived with them for so long that it has been able to find work-arounds. Several Iranian officials have recently said that the sanctions will be little more than an inconvenience.

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