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World Europe 'will not compromise' with US over Iran sanctions: Macron

22:36  22 september  2020
22:36  22 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option

  Iran sanctions: US versus the world over 'snapback' option The United States will unilaterally declare this weekend that UN sanctions against Iran are once again in force, a move that risks increasing Washington's diplomatic isolation while also stoking international tensions. That is where the issue risks stoking up international tensions. Trump could announce secondary sanctions to punish any country or entity that violates UN sanctions, blocking their access to US markets and financial systems, even though the US is one of the only countries to believe that the sanctions are actually in force.

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European leaders have warned the US that its claim to have the authority to reimpose sweeping UN-mandated sanctions on Iran has no effect in law, setting up a major legal clash that could The US also claims the scheduled lifting of the UN embargo on arms sales to Iran in October is null and void.

Emmanuel Macron wearing a suit and tie: French President Emmanuel Macron warned the United States that Europe will not compromise on the issue of sanctions over Iran's nuclear program © Julien DE ROSA French President Emmanuel Macron warned the United States that Europe will not compromise on the issue of sanctions over Iran's nuclear program

French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Europe would not compromise with the United States over Washington's move to reactivate sanctions on Iran, warning the so-called snapback could undermine the UN Security Council and increase Middle East tensions.

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The US has slapped a raft of new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear weapons programme, claiming it is enforcing a UN arms embargo – and This is mainly a way for the US to say the UN arms embargo will not be lifted in October. That embargo can be enforced by the interdiction of Iranian ships.”

Emmanuel Macron 's remark that Europe can't rely on the US for security, along with hints at rapprochement with Russia, show a rift in "No European company would ever dare antagonize the American government about the sanctions on Iran . Europe would not really confront America on Iran .

Macron assailed the "maximum pressure" policy of US President Donald Trump, saying it had failed to curb Tehran's interference in the region or ensure it would not acquire a nuclear weapon.

"We will not compromise on the activation of a mechanism that the United States is not in a position to activate on its own after leaving the agreement," Macron told the UN General Assembly's 75th session by video from Paris.

Iran urges defiance of sanctions as US threatens 'consequences'

  Iran urges defiance of sanctions as US threatens 'consequences' Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif denounces US 'bullying' hours before unilateral US deadline to reimpose sanctions.Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced US "bullying" hours before Washington, DC's own Sunday deadline, which contravenes an earlier United Nations vote against the return of economic and diplomatic penalties on Tehran.

In response to the Iran sanctions , the EU announced that it was activating a “Blocking Statute,” a legislative measure which has In other words, this statute will not protect European firms against US sanctions . Hundreds of them are already making for the exit from Iran if they have not already done so.

Macron wants to amend Iran nuclear deal to avoid Tehran’s ‘hegemony’ in Middle East. Paris, according to the spokesman, should remain “realistic, fair and farsighted” over “sensitive “So we should negotiate a new series of criteria and a new treaty with Iran to stop their ballistic activities in

"This would undermine the unity of the Security Council and the integrity of its decisions, and it would run the risk of further aggravating tensions in the region," he warned.

The Trump administration says it is "snapping back" virtually all UN sanctions on Iran lifted under the nuclear accord with Tehran, negotiated under former president Barack Obama but which Trump abandoned in 2018.

Washington says it can reimpose the sanctions because it is still a "participant" in the accord, a position denounced by Europe as legally untenable.

Trump has insisted that one of the inadequacies of the nuclear deal is the failure to address Iran's ballistic missile program or its interventions in other Middle East countries.

In a nod to Washington, Macron said additional frameworks were needed for effectively dealing with the Iranian nuclear program, adding there needed to be a "capacity to complete" the 2015 accord.

Khamenei says war with Iraq proved Iran can defend itself

  Khamenei says war with Iraq proved Iran can defend itself Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday said the Islamic republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq showed the country can defend itself, without directly addressing the current circumstances. "When a nation shows it has the power and determination to defend itself it causes the aggressor to think twice before attacking," said Khamenei."Trying for eight years, doing everything they can, and yet achieving nothing -- is there a greater victory for Iran?" Khamenei said.

“ We accept that Europe ’s actions to compensate for the US sanctions haven’t been effective and successful but that we will do whatever we can to make up for it,” the press release quotes Macron Also on rt.com US calls emergency nuclear watchdog meeting over Iran , after spurning it for 3 years.

Macron asked Trump, astonished. Sign up to receive the top US stories every morning. Furthermore, the US shows no sign of making an exception for Europe when the administration imposes steel and After painstaking to-and-fro talks, the Europeans thought they were close to a compromise text with

These would ensure that "we will provide responses to Iran's ballistic activity, but also to its destabilization in the region."

Macron insisted that France, along with its European allies Britain and Germany, would keep up its demand for "full implementation" of the Iran nuclear deal.

He added that they would "not accept the violations committed by Iran," which has ramped up its nuclear activity in response to the US withdrawal.

Macron has also been at loggerheads with Turkey over its hydrocarbon research activities in the eastern Mediterranean, which have increased tensions with its traditional rival Greece.

The French president has exchanged angry words with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, though the tone has moderated in recent days with all sides favoring dialogue.

France is also fuming over Turkey's military intervention in Libya.

"We respect Turkey, we are ready for dialogue with it, but we expect it to respect European sovereignty, international law and provide clarifications on its action in Libya, as in Syria," Macron said.

In a clear reference to Erdogan's tough talking, he added: "Insults are ineffective. And all these words and all these acts have no place in responsible relations between states."

Macron and Erdogan were due Tuesday to have their first telephone talks since the crisis in the eastern Mediterranean erupted.

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