US Warns European Businesses on Sanctions If They Do Business with Iran

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"We hope that with this visit to China and other countries we will be able to construct a clear future design for the comprehensive agreement", Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters after talks in Beijing with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

U.S. President Donald Trump said last week that the United States would withdraw from the deal, a landmark agreement signed in 2015 by Iran, Russia, the United States, Britain, China, France and Germany.

"It was a nice and constructive meeting", Zarif was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

"The final aim of these negotiations is to seek assurances that the interests of the Iranian nation will be defended", Zarif said at the start of a meeting.

"There was awareness of the urgency", Mogherini said after the meeting in Brussels.

"If you cannot get such a strong guarantee from them, and I see it very unlikely that you can, we could not move and continue like this anymore".

"One thing is absolutely sure is that the European Union is determined to preserve this deal that is essential to our security and the security of the region".

Zarif's meetings in Brussels cap a whirlwind global tour, including trips to both Russian Federation and China, two other signatory nations, in a bid to bolster support.

European countries and companies that continue to do business with Iran could face US sanctions, National Security Adviser John Bolton said Sunday.

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"For the first time, Iran has the chance to show the world they are not the rogue nation they are always presented as, that they negotiated in good faith and keep to their commitments", said Karim Emile Bitar of the Institute for global and Strategic Studies in Paris.

The EU has said it will stick to the deal as long as Iran does, but the Islamic republic has warned it is ready to resume "industrial-scale" uranium enrichment if it is not satisfied.

White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday U.S. sanctions on European companies that maintain business dealings with Iran were "possible" although Pompeo has remained hopeful Washington and its allies could strike a new nuclear deal with Tehran.

German exports to Iran totaled almost 3.0 billion euros in 2017, while French exports soared from 562 million euros in 2015 to 1.5 billion in 2017 and oil giant Total has pledged to invest some $5 billion in the South Pars gas field.

JAKE TAPPER: Can you explain to me how you're going to be able to get Iran to agree to a new tougher deal without the participation in sanctions of China and Russian Federation and Europe?

Business in Iran is risky and unprofitable, so it won't be hard for Trump to reimpose sanctions and get European firms to honor them.

Accordingly, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would remain in the worldwide nuclear deal in case the country's interests are secured by other parties to the agreement.

Pompeo spoke to German, French and British counterparts in recent days to discuss cooperation over Iran, a State Department spokeswoman said on Monday.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to secure a wider deal after the USA withdrawal with four pillars: limiting Iran's nuclear program in the short and the long term, restraining its ballistic missile program and curbing what the West views as its destabilising behaviour in Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon.

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