Speaking on state TV, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif warned that President Trump, along with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamain Netanyahu are isolating themselves with their push for hostility toward Iran.
“The world has distanced itself from their hostile policies,” Zarif said, adding that they “have become the symbol of mistrust in the world.” President Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this year, and began reimposing sanctions on Iran Monday.
Iranian officials in general are downplaying the impact of those sanctions, with President Rouhani labeling them “psychological warfare,” and saying that their goal is to cause chaos across the region. Iran took a series of measures to try to limit the effect of US sanctions on their economy over the weekend.
A lot of the practical effects of the sanctions are yet to be seen, as they depend heavily on which nations go along with US demands. The US wasn’t trading with Iran in the first place, so Iran isn’t actually losing anything on that front.
The other P5+1 parties seem set to keep trading with Iran. Most important of these is China, the largest customer for Iranian oil. So long as that trade continues, the US will likely face an uphill battle in convincing smaller nations that they can’t follow China’s lead.
3 thoughts on “Iran FM: Trump and Allies Isolating Themselves Over Iran Hostility”
You have created a situation where some pretty bright folks are busy wondering how to create a post $ system of world trade. That is a pretty significant development and is a huge loss for the USA if they succeed in implementing a non-$ based system. This favors China basically. Good job Donald attack an imaginary problem and thereby create an actual real problem
Psych warfare? It’s a blockade, economic warfare and an actual act of war. That’s unprovoked aggression by the US.
Our European vassals will fold and Iran will be crushed. The strong do what they will and the weak suffer what they must.
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