President Trump's decision to violate and withdraw from the Iran anti-nuclear deal is one of the most risky foreign policy blunders in recent memory, setting the stage for a war that one analyst has noted could "make the Afghan and Iraqi conflicts look like a walk in the park".
These "secondary sanctions" may actually be illegal under worldwide law, but that has not stopped the U.S. in the past (Cuba, Venezuela) and it won't do so now.
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In withdrawing from the Iran deal, President Trump has killed two birds with one stone.
Iran said it may resume uranium enrichment in a higher rate in weeks if it finds nuclear deal will not work anymore after the US pullout from the deal.
There have been apprehensions that the United States decision may adversely impact New Delhi's oil import from the Persian Gulf nation as well as Chabahar port project.
As regards with the second factor, Trump has never explicitly supported the idea of regime change in Iran, but the combination of his aides and advisers with individuals such as his national Security Adviser John Bolton who has called for regime change in Tehran, puts Tehran in an uncomfortable position.
The 2015 agreement between major powers and Iran set limits on its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.
Riyadh, which leads a regional coalition that intervened in Yemen's civil war to fight the Houthis, accuses Iran of supplying the militia with ballistic missiles. Last week, Netanyahu showed off what he said were tens of thousands of secret documents about the Iranian nuclear program stolen by the Mossad.
But again, the USA was quite able and within its rights to counteract those "investment", and the Iranian people themselves have been stepping up to hold the regime accountable quite more aptly than anything we could have done.
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President Hassan Rouhani had said on Tuesday that Tehran would remain in the deal, provided its benefits stayed in force with its remaining signatories.
And while Iranians still suffer from poor economic conditions, the nuke deal also "undermines the security of the American people" Trump "swore to protect". Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Tuesday said the administration has sought help from oil producing allies to keep prices in check.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Union's executive body, said the U.S.
Europe's options, however, are limited.
Dalton added that Trump's withdrawal would strengthen the hand of foreign policy hawks in Iran, saying: "Ayatollah Khamenei will say that he was right all along, as he was, unfortunately".
The European Union's trade with Iran almost tripled in under three years, growing from 7.7 billion euros ($9.14 billion) in 2015 to 21 billion euros in 2017.
"We are ready to talk to all the companies concerned about what we can do to minimize the negative consequences", he told Deutschlandfunk radio, according to Reuters. "That means, it is concretely about damage limitation".
Chinese businesses are also likely to be more flexible about how they're paid, says Batmanghelidj, citing a transaction he's aware of where the European company declined to be paid in bonds.
"It is exactly when the things don't go well that rationality, calm, predictability, respect, dialogue are the most needed to avoid the worst case scenarios, to avoid conflict to spiral out of control", she said.
His German counterpart, Heiko Maas, said Berlin also wants to stick by the deal, which "makes the world a safer place and without it the world would be less safe".