Iran will continue to work to counter U.S. sanctions, said Zarif

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Iran will continue to work with its partners to create a new reality in which self-respecting country can defend its interests and will continue to oppose U.S. sanctions, said Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

«Iran will continue to work with its partners to create a new reality in which self-respecting country can defend its interests. We will continue to work in order to resist the illegal US sanctions and forever to end a destabilizing phenomenon of extraterritorial U.S. laws,» wrote Zarif on Twitter.

Iran will keep working with its partners to create new environment in which self-respecting nations can pursue own interests & int’l obligations. We will continue to work to offset unlawful sanctions US & irrevocably eliminate destabilizing phenomenon of US extraterritorial laws.

— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) September 27, 2018.

Zarif added that «the US is so devoid of confidence that they were forced to hide behind procedure in order to avoid collision with Iran on the Security Council.»

Iran and «six» of international mediators (Russia, USA, Britain, China, France, Germany) July 14, 2015 reaching an agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom: adopted a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), which was removed from Iran’s previously imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN security Council, US and EU.

Trump announced in may that Washington is out of agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. Trump also announced the restoration of all sanctions against Iran including secondary, that is, against other countries doing business with Iran. Other members of the six opposed this step of the United States. The remaining nuclear deal the state develop measures that will protect the companies from us sanctions for cooperating with Iran.

On Wednesday at a UN security Council meeting on nonproliferation trump said that the United States will continue to impose tough sanctions against the entire spectrum of «malicious» activities of Iran. New sanctions against Iran will take effect in November.

In turn, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly «five» of international mediators and Iran chaired by head of the EU diplomacy Federica Mogherini confirmed that Iran complies with nuclear deal. Also, the EU announced the creation of a special mechanism, which will allow European companies to continue business with Iran, despite the US withdrawal from the agreement and the threat of us sanctions.

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