Declaring sanctions against Iran the “most biting ever imposed,” President Trump on Tuesday vowed to go after any companies worldwide that continue to do business with Iran, sanctioning them and forbid them access to the American market.
Trump’s threats appear to have had some effect already, with Daimler AG, a German automaker, announcing that they are going freeze plans to open a manufacturing site in Iran to make trucks.
ATR just finished delivering planes to Iran, on the other hand, and Sanofi says they don’t envision any impact from the US sanctions. The EU has passed laws pledging to protect their companies from penalties suffered for not abiding by US sanctions, but clearly some companies, particularly major ones, are skeptical about how much that promise is worth.
Clearly, European company are very split on the question of Iran trade right now. There are clearly risks in doing business there with President Trump so determined to punish them over it. At the same time, there is a lot of money to be made, and a clear legal basis for continuing to trade.
Other countries have been more uniform in their reaction to the US, with China ruling out abiding by the sanctions. Iraq, by contrast, said they disagree with the US sanctions, but feel they have no choice but to obey.
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All aboard the Trump peace train.
More like train wreck.
I hope you are kidding.
I know irony when I see it. But, just so you know, Trumpsters don’t get irony at all. They’re way too 1-dimensional for that. It’s my way or the highway for them. Oops, that would make them 2-dimensional. Anyway… Damn that TDS!
Silly rabbit, Trump already tweeted he is doing this for WORLD PEACE (his caps not mine) So stupid it hurts. https://amp.detroitnews.com/amp/37341451
Are you sure it wasn’t, whorled peas? Very tasty. Not, like Trump’s favorite, Big Mac.
Here is an article that explains the main reason why there is so much distrust between Iran and the United States:
Iran has a long and recent history of being on the receiving end of Washington’s plans for the Middle East which, in Iran’s case, have led to a decades-long series of unintended consequences.
“A bid for world peace”—oh, my god, Nobel Peace Prize should be awarded to him for 10 years for his great contribution to world peace, hopefully we are still alive or has a job to see it!
Tired of winning…..
This entire canard has been engineered by the Zionist cabal/AIPAC, and their blackmail control over the congress and senate. ALL of these sanctions are illegal, unjust, and expose the sickening underbelly of the US government allegiance to Israel..a country not worthy of anything from the US.
I wholeheartedly agree, mate, the Zionist cabal/AIPAC has blackmail control over the Congress and Senate. All of these sanctions are illegal, unjust, and expose the sickening underbelly of the USG’s allegiance to Israel, a country not worthy of anything from the US.
Sanctions are also an act of war against any country on the receiving end of them, and Iran’s clearly the target. I don’t think these sanctions will work. Why? China, Russia, India and the EU are already trading with Iran; in fact, India’s been buying oil from Iran, and the US can’t do a thing about it, nor can the Zionist cabal/AIPAC; they’ve already lost, and the US is more and more isolated.
Not sure about India; i read they were going to abide by the U.S. sanctions. Sri Lanka, however, is discussing buying their oil from Iran with tea.
Cowardly companies giving in the blackmail only encourage worse “punishment”.
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