Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif: US will not stop Iran oil exports

TENSE IN TEHRAN: The President Slams Iran With 'MOST BITING SANCTIONS EVER IMPOSED'

In a White House statement announcing the sanctions, Trump repeated his criticisms of the deal, and argued that Iran's behavior since the pact was implemented has vindicated his long-held position.

The Trump administration will ratchet up pressure on Tehran's economy in early November when US sanctions on Iranian oil are due to snapback.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong Ho on Tuesday (Aug 7), on the same day the USA reimposed nuclear-related sanctions on the Islamic republic.

US officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to pressure countries to stop buying oil from Iran in a bid to force Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programs and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq.

President Trump slammed the Iranian regime with "the most biting sanctions ever imposed" this week; warning global leaders that anyone "doing business with Iran" will "not be doing business with the United States". Zarif told the state-owned IRAN daily, however, there are now no ongoing talks between the countries.

In November, a second batch of potentially more damaging sanctions will be reinstated on Iran's port operators, and the energy, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors.

Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Iran newspaper that President Donald Trump's goal of forcing the rest of the world not to buy Iranian oil was impossible.

President Hassan Rouhani made his first public comments on the protests Monday, acknowledging some concerns while downplaying the scale of demonstrations, the Wall Street Journal reported.

'We still think that it is a mistake to give up on the nuclear accord with Iran, ' Maas said in an interview with the daily Passauer Neue Presse.

Lankov said North Korea has been selling arms to Iran at least since the mid-1980s, including missiles used by Tehran during the Iran-Iraq War. "We can't get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield".

Mr Trump abandoned the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which saw Iran limit its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief, in May.

Boris Johnson, who was Britain's foreign secretary when Trump removed the US from the pact in May, highlighted that the United Kingdom and other European countries viewed the nuclear deal "as vital for our shared security" and were "fully committed to upholding it".

His Tuesday morning tweet came as Washington's new sanctions on Tehran took effect overnight.

"If you stab someone with a knife and then you say you want talks, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife", Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.

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