German firms can't be totally shielded from US Iran move: minister

22 May, 2018, 20:59 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

The Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning on Monday said the US will take all necessary steps against Iran's alleged malicious activities in the region.

"The people of Iran should stand united in the face of this and they will deliver a strong punch to the mouth of the American Secretary of State and anyone who backs them", said Ismail Kowsari, according to Reuters.

Washington's demands addressed to Iran, which US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo voiced on Monday, are nonsense, because they leave no chance for clinching a deal, Russia's representative at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mikhail Ulyanov said on Tuesday. He made the remarks in his first address to the State Department while unveiling the USA administration's "Plan B" for countering Iran.

There is no defending Iran's support for Bashar al-Assad, the bloody dictator in Syria, or its use of Hezbollah militants to control Lebanon and threaten Israel.

United States sanctions lifted after the 2015 deal will be re-imposed, Mr Pompeo said, and those and new measures will together constitute "unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime".

Pompeo vowed Trump's approach would ensure Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon.

"This sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change its course from the unacceptable and unproductive path it has chosen to one that rejoins the league of nations".

"Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?" the Iranian president was quoted as saying.

"We know there are hardly any larger companies in Europe that do not also trade with the United States".

In a union of tradition and modernity, Meghan marries Prince Harry
No destination has been announced, and the couple may choose a place where they can relax without being trailed by photographers. The happy couple arrived in style - with Harry at the wheel of a rare, 1968 Jaguar sports vehicle converted to electric power.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

"They know where we stand", said Pompeo in his first major foreign policy speech since moving to the State Department from the Central Intelligence Agency.

President Donald Trump has long said the 2015 deal with Iran - also signed by Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation - did not go far enough, and now wants the Europeans and others to support his hardline strategy. He said Iran must allow nuclear inspectors "unqualified access to all sites throughout the country", Pompeo said, alluding to military sites that were off-limits under the 2015 deal except under specific circumstances.

The ministry said Iran should put an immediate end to its support of terrorist militias, adhere to global laws and norms and stop interference in the internal affairs of the states in the region, the ministry added. Above, Pompeo with US President Donald Trump.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the sort of "jumbo Iran deal" Pompeo envisioned would not be "very easy to achieve in anything like a reasonable timescale". "Iran, meanwhile, is working with partners for post-US JCPOA solutions".

Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted, "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".

"People like Pompeo and Bolton are not interested in any sort of political settlement with the Iranian government", said Foad Izadi, a foreign policy specialist at the University of Tehran.

Shaikh Khalid has also charged that Iran exploited extremist groups, provided safe haven for fugitives, opened training camps for terrorist groups and smuggled arms and explosives in quantities that were enough to demolish entire cities.

Recommended:

  • Yeddyurappa Invited To Form Govt: BJP Tweets & Deletes

    Yeddyurappa Invited To Form Govt: BJP Tweets & Deletes

    Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad even went on to say that the governor can not take sides and must cut previous ties. While BJP claims to have the support of 4 MLAs from Congress, it still needs to get four more MLAs.
    Scientists suggest someone is secretly making banned ozone-depleting chemical

    Scientists suggest someone is secretly making banned ozone-depleting chemical

    Currently, the damage done to the ozone's recovery is minor, but if left unchecked, it could worsen the hole in the ozone layer. CFC-11 is an ozone-depleting chemical whose phase out agreed upon in the '80s and has been under an worldwide ban since 2010.
    Nikki Haley claims Israel has acted with 'restraint' in Gaza

    Nikki Haley claims Israel has acted with 'restraint' in Gaza

    South Africa's Julius Malema has condemned African countries for attending the opening of the United States embassy in Jerusalem . Embassy's relocation from Tel Aviv , seeing it as a one-sided move that invalidates the U.S.as a Mideast peace broker.
  • US DOJ says pursuing investigations related to Malaysia's 1MDB

    US DOJ says pursuing investigations related to Malaysia's 1MDB

    SRC International was a subsidiary of 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) before it was placed under the Finance Ministry in 2012. Najib and his wife have been barred from leaving the country after the new government reopened an investigation into the case.
    German foreign minister says to meet with Pompeo over Iran deal

    German foreign minister says to meet with Pompeo over Iran deal

    Iran must also "release all U.S. citizens" missing in Iran or being held on "spurious charges", he said. Pompeo flew to Brussels for a NATO Foreign Ministers meeting just hours after being sworn in.
    'Spiderman' AB de Villiers takes miraculous catch

    'Spiderman' AB de Villiers takes miraculous catch

    While De Villiers struck as many as 12 fours and one six, Ali's innings was laced with two boundaries and six hits over the fence. The duo went hammer and tongs as an otherwise tidy Sunrisers bowling attack looked clueless in front of the onslaught.
  • Israel Punishes Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza Vote

    Israel Punishes Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza Vote

    The request could give the court a wider remit to investigate alleged crimes in the region. The Palestinians appear to have an especially strong case in the matter of settlements.
    Batwoman will be introduced in next Arrowverse crossover event

    Batwoman will be introduced in next Arrowverse crossover event

    The character has previously been in relationships with Renee Montoya and Maggie Sawyer (a connection The CW is surely aware of). Yes, the network's shared universe is about to make way for a member of the Bat-family and we couldn't be more excited about it.
    Tencent Sees Profit Increase of 61% Thanks to Games Business

    Tencent Sees Profit Increase of 61% Thanks to Games Business

    That's despite the company reporting that capital expenditure in the quarter was up 200 percent to 6.3 billion yuan. Profit was also helped by one-time gains of nearly 7.6bn yuan from its investments in arenas like video and news.
  • India looks to revive ties with North Korea

    India looks to revive ties with North Korea

    The talks, though, are seems like keen to focus largely on bilateral ties and North Korea's nuclear programme. After the recent thaw between the US and North Korea , India seems to have changed its strategy, sending Mr.
    Congress invokes 'K'taka model' in Goa; RJD in Bihar

    Congress invokes 'K'taka model' in Goa; RJD in Bihar

    In the 2015 Bihar state polls, former Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's RJD emerged as the single largest party. The BJP however countered that by stating that the Congress in Goa never staked a claim.
    Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode is a Mistake

    Black Ops 4 Battle Royale Mode is a Mistake

    Here is a look at why you should pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 today, and why you shouldn't pull the trigger yet. More details on Black Out and how it fits in the entire Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 ecosystem will be coming.


Popular

Baltimore County officer killed in line of duty, authorities say
The vehicle was discovered abandoned nearby, and a description of the driver was broadcast over police radio, the documents said. About an hour later Baltimore County Police & Fire posted on social media saying they were searching for an armed suspect.

Andre Iguodala's knee injury adds to pressure on Warriors for Game 4
Perhaps more significantly, the 41-point margin of defeat was Houston's heaviest in a playoff game. Both potent offenses were slow getting rolling as the teams played strong defense.

US Steel is tumbling after Trump does a 180 on trade (X)
A week ago, Trump tweeted that he was working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to put ZTE "back in business, fast". US Steel is tumbling after President Donald Trump announced he will pause US tariffs on Chinese goods.

Manchester United in Pursuit of Winger
Conte signed an improved contract last summer - but not an extension - to his three-year deal which expires in June 2019. He was voted the club's players' player of the season but is still not favoured by Italian manager, Antonio Conte.

Royal Wedding 2018: The bridesmaids and pageboys
Prince Harry looked dashing in his royal formal wear, and Meghan looked stunning in her understated white Givenchy wedding gown. What most people didn't notice, however, was the royal raspberry Princess Charlotte gave the cameras and crowd outside of St.

Drug To Prevent Chronic Migraine Gets FDA Approval
However, earlier this month, Teva informed that it does not expect to get FDA approval for fremanezumab on its PDUFA date in June. Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) for its key drug Aimovig (erenumab) as a preventive treatment of migraine in adults.

With friends like Trump, who needs enemies: European Union chief
French oil and gas giant Total has made a decision to cancel a multi-billion-dollar project in Iran unless it is granted a waiver by US authorities.

Authorities believe missing child may be in Iowa or Minnesota
According to law enforcement, both parents are considered heavy methamphetamine users and there is concern for Dakota's wellbeing. Dakota Ray , a 2-year-old girl who has been missing since last month from Camden was found Thursday in northeast Iowa.

Instagram will now let you re-share public posts to your Stories
Earlier it was reported that the team of Instagram has added the feature to their own payment for your application for some users. To share a feed post to your story , just tap the paper airplane button below the post, just as you would to send it via Direct.

No Man's Sky Xbox One release set for July, bringing multiplayer
With these updates in place, Xbox has taken user feedback into account with improved ease of access and quality of life. To link the accounts, you'll have to boot up the Discord app on PC or on mobile.