The EU has revived legislation meant to insulate European companies doing business with Iran from United States sanctions, instructing them not to comply with Washington's demands, and providing a mechanism to sue the USA in European courts.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in Iran, said the country has nothing to be concerned about, a report on his official website said on Wednesday in an apparent reference to the imposition of strict USA sanctions this week.
On Tuesday, the United States reinstated sanctions targeting the Iranian government's purchase of United States dollars, Iran's trade in gold and other precious metals, and its automotive sector.
The statement added that without Iran, al-Abadi would not have been in power, pointing out that the duty of the Iraqi government was to stand by Iran in order to break the USA economic blockade.
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US officials have said in recent weeks that they aim to reduce Iran's oil exports to zero as a means of pressuring Tehran to halt its nuclear and missile programmes and involvement in regional conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
"If the Americans want to keep this simplistic and impossible idea in their minds they should also know its consequences", Zarif told the Iran newspaper. Donald Trump claimed they were "the most biting ever imposed" and warned that in November, sanctions would "ratchet up to yet another level" with an embargo on Iranian oil and blanket sanctions on Iranian banks. "There is no doubt about this", Khamenei was quoted as saying in comments that appeared only a day after the new us sanctions took effect.
The high-level meeting follows the reimposition of sanctions on Iran by the USA on Tuesday, which a White House statement said targeted the country's energy sector and foreign financial institutions doing business with the Central Bank of Iran.
A North Korean delegation also attended President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration in August 2017.
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Chinese officials responded early Wednesday to threats of higher tariffs by saying they would retaliate again. In 2017, the United States had a $376 billion trade deficit with China, which it is keen to cut.
Countries like Russia, China and Turkey, however, have said that they would not abide by the U.S. sanctions, and would continue to trade with Iran. "We can't get drawn into a confrontation with America by falling into this war room trap and playing on a battlefield".
The Iranian rial fell to a record low late last month, dropping in value by half since April, leading to sharp price increases and fast-rising inflation.
Trump decided this year to pull out of the agreement, ignoring pleas from the other world powers that had co-sponsored the deal, including Washington's main European allies, Britain, France and Germany, as well as Russian Federation and China.
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He added that the team may be receptive to questions of obstruction "if they could show us one or two there, we can consider it". Moscow has denied such interference, and Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign or any obstruction of justice .