Iran faces 'strongest' U.S. penalties

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"We understand our re-imposition of sanctions and the coming pressure campaign on the Iranian regime will pose financial and economic difficulties for a number of our friends", Pompeo said.

"[It's a] smokescreen of "We want to handle this diplomatically", but I think this is all about paving a path towards confronting Iran militarily - whether that's through covert action or an overt escalation in the region".

"We will ensure freedom of navigation on the waters in the region", he said in a speech at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank whose ideas have been embraced by the Trump administration.

The prime minister, speaking at a Foreign Ministry reception in the presence of Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes marking the opening of that country's embassy in Jerusalem, said that US President Donald Trump has "changed policy in fundamental ways", not only regarding Jerusalem, but also Iran.

"Those who have more than 15,000 nuclear warheads are now threatening the world", he said, referring to the approximate total number of warheads worldwide, most of which are held by the United States and Russian Federation. It said Iran could still shoot off those ballistic missiles, obviously meant to transport nukes someday. The world today does not accept America to decide for the world, as countries are independent. that era is over. "Countries have their independence", he added. "Iran hid the archives, lied about it [and] moved it from place to place, because they are seeking nuclear weapons".

Despite the EU's official position, some of Europe's biggest firms who rushed to do business with Iran after the nuclear deal now find themselves forced to choose between investing there or trading with the US.

So, so many are quick to say President Donald Trump made a terrible error in withdrawing from the 2015 Iranian nuclear accord, and some doubts are understandable even as the definitive harrumph is nonsense.

He also said the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps must end its support for terrorists and that Iran must "end its threatening behavior against its neighbors, including Israel".

Rouhani compared the comments as akin to those made by the administration of George W. Bush ahead of the 2003 Iraq invasion.

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"US diplomacy sham is merely a regression to old habits: imprisoned by delusions & failed policies-dictated by corrupt Special Interest-it repeats the same wrong choices and will thus reap the same ill rewards". The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change course from the unacceptable and unproductive path it has chosen to one that rejoins the league of nations.

"From here I will actually travel to Washington to have a meeting with Secretary Pompeo, and take advantage of that meeting to talk about this", Maas said in response to a question from a journalist about the Iran deal.

"We want to hear their concerns".

"Anytime sanctions are put in place, countries have to give up economic activity", Pompeo said, adding that US companies have sacrificed business opportunities.

The re-establishment of USA sanctions will force European companies to choose between investing in Iran or trading with the United States. To many companies, the prospect of losing all access to US markets is a daunting one.

Russian Federation and China have also criticized the USA move and vowed to maintain trade with Iran. "The Pompeo strategy requires wisdom and a change of the Iranian compass", Gargash said in a tweet on Monday.

Mr Pompeo did say that the U.S. would be willing to change its approach and lift the sanctions, if it sees Iran revise its policies.

Critics rounded on Pompeo's speech, saying his demands could have been made without pulling America from the nuclear deal. He said the new policy sought to strangle Iran's "economic capacity to do harm to the Middle East and to the world".

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