EU Slams Re-Imposition of US Sanctions on Iran
- PressTV Published on Nov 2, 2018
The US decision to re-impose economic sanctions against Iran has drawn a barrage of criticism from Tehran and other signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement. The Iranian foreign minister said Washington, despite its illegal anti-Tehran sanctions, has failed to achieve its goals. Mohammad Javad Zarif made the comments on the sidelines of a trilateral meeting between the Iranian, Turkish, and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in Istanbul. The European Union, France, Germany and Britain also slammed the upcoming US measures. They pledged to protect European companies from the sanctions. The US sanctions against Iran will be reinstated on November fifth. They target the country’s oil and financial sectors. However, Washington has granted waivers to eight countries to keep buying Iranian oil after sanctions come into effect. The US has also allowed Iraq to keep importing crucial gas, energy supplies and food from Iran.