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EU slaps Trump in the face, urges ‘increased business with Iran’

EU says encouraging trade with Iran is crucial to nuke deal on the day the US sanctions snap back into effect.

By: AP

The European Union’s foreign policy chief encouraged companies to do more business with Iran despite new U.S. sanctions, saying Tehran had upheld its commitments under the deal to limit its nuclear program.

Federica Mogherini told reporters Tuesday during her trip to Wellington, New Zealand, that it’s up to Europeans to decide whom they want to trade with.

“We are doing our best to keep Iran in the deal, to keep Iran benefiting from the economic benefits that the agreement brings to the people of Iran because we believe this is in the security interests of not only our region, but also of the world,” she said. “If there is one piece of international agreements on nuclear non-proliferation that is delivering, it has to be maintained.”

The United States reimposed stiff economic sanctions on Iran on Monday, ratcheting up pressure on the Islamic Republic despite statements of deep dismay from European allies, three months after President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. out of the international accord limiting Iran’s nuclear activities.

Trump declared that the landmark 2015 agreement was “horrible,” leaving the Iranian government flush with cash to fuel conflict in the Middle East. Trump warned that those who don’t wind down their economic ties to Iran “risk severe consequences.”

Business as usual for EU?
German car and truck maker Daimler AG on Tuesday said it was suspending its “very limited” activities in Iran. In early 2016 the company announced plans for local truck production and cooperation with an Iranian partner but those plans had not panned out in a weak market. A representative office “will not be continued,” the company said.

Iran accused the U.S. of reneging on the nuclear agreement, signed by the Obama administration, and of causing recent Iranian economic unrest.

European allies said they “deeply regret” the U.S. action.

Trump said in a statement, “We urge all nations to take such steps to make clear that the Iranian regime faces a choice: either change its threatening, destabilizing behavior and reintegrate with the global economy, or continue down a path of economic isolation.”

A first set of reimposed U.S. sanctions affects financial transactions that involve U.S. dollars, Iran’s automotive sector, the purchase of commercial planes and metals including gold.

A second batch of U.S sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector and central bank are to be reimposed in early November.

European ministers said the Iran deal was crucial for Europe’s and the world’s security, and the European Union issued a “blocking statute” Monday to protect European businesses from the impact of the sanctions.

Mogherini, speaking at a news conference alongside New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters, said the EU and New Zealand saw the need to maintain the nuclear deal with Iran, notwithstanding the U.S. withdrawal, and that she and Peters had discussed in detail how to keep open trade and financial channels with Iran.

“We are encouraging small and medium enterprises in particular to increase business with and in Iran as part of something (that) for us is a security priority,” Mogherini said, explaining that trade is an integral part of the nuclear deal.

Trade between Iran and the EU “is a fundamental aspect of the Iranian right to have an economic advantage in exchange for what they have done so far, which is being compliant with all their nuclear-related commitments,” Mogherini said.

欧盟表示,在美国制裁重新实施的那一天,鼓励与伊朗的贸易对核武交易至关重要。

通过:AP

尽管美国实施了新的制裁措施,但欧盟的外交政策负责人鼓励公司与伊朗开展更多业务,并表示德黑兰坚持其在该协议下的承诺,以限制其核计划。

Federica Mogherini周二在访问新西兰惠灵顿期间告诉记者,由欧洲人来决定他们想与谁交易。

“我们正在尽最大努力让伊朗参与这项协议,以使伊朗从协议给伊朗人民带来的经济利益中受益,因为我们认为这不仅符合我们地区的安全利益,也符合世界的安全利益。 ,“ 她说。 “如果有一项关于核不扩散的国际协议正在实施,就必须保持这种协议。”

周三美国再次对伊朗实施严厉的经济制裁,尽管欧洲盟国深表失望,但在总统唐纳德特朗普将美国撤出限制伊朗核活动的国际协议三个月后,美国再次对伊朗施加压力。

特朗普宣称2015年具有里程碑意义的具有里程碑意义的协议“令人毛骨悚然”,让伊朗政府充斥着现金,助长了中东地区的冲突。特朗普警告称,那些不放松与伊朗经济关系的人“将面临严重后果”。

欧盟一切照旧吗?
德国汽车和卡车制造商戴姆勒公司(Daimler AG)周二表示,它正在暂停其在伊朗的“非常有限”的活动。 2016年初,该公司宣布了与伊朗合作伙伴进行本地卡车生产和合作的计划,但这些计划并未在疲软的市场中出现。该公司表示,代表处“不会继续”。

伊朗指责美国违反奥巴马政府签署的核协议,并导致伊朗最近的经济动荡。

欧洲盟国表示,他们“对美国的行动深感遗憾”。

特朗普在一份声明中说:“我们敦促所有国家采取这些措施,明确表明伊朗政权将面临选择:要么改变其威胁,破坏稳定的行为,又要重新融入全球经济,要么继续走上经济孤立的道路。”

第一套重新实施的美国制裁影响涉及美元,伊朗汽车业,购买商用飞机和金属(包括黄金)的金融交易。

针对伊朗石油部门和中央银行的第二批美国制裁将于11月初重新实施。

欧洲各国部长表示,伊朗的协议对欧洲和世界的安全至关重要,欧盟周一发布了“禁止法令”,以保护欧洲企业免受制裁的影响。

莫格里尼在新西兰外交部长温斯顿彼得斯的新闻发布会上发表讲话说,欧盟和新西兰认为有必要维持与伊朗的核协议,尽管美国撤军,她和彼得斯已经详细讨论了如何保持开放与伊朗的贸易和金融渠道。

“我们特别鼓励中小企业增加与伊朗的业务,作为对我们来说是安全优先事项的一部分,”Mogherini说,并解释说贸易是核协议的一个组成部分。

莫格里尼表示,伊朗与欧盟之间的贸易“是伊朗拥有经济优势的权利的一个基本方面,以换取他们迄今所做的一切,这符合他们所有与核有关的承诺。

祷告

为欧盟国家看不见伊朗政府对以色列所做的危害,献上祷告:求主帮助欧盟国家看见天父的心意,不是单单眼前的经济利益,所做的一切要合神的旨意!顾念上帝对以色列的爱, 以色列的仇敌也是耶和华上帝的仇敌!

在那日,我要使耶路撒冷成为万民的一块沉重石头,凡举起它的必要受重伤;地上的万国都聚集攻击她。到那日,我必令一切的马匹惊慌,使骑马的癫狂。我必张开眼睛看顾犹大家,却使列国一切的马匹瞎眼,这是耶和华说的。( 撒加利亞书 12:3 – 4 )
向居住在她中間的百姓傾倒恩典和祈祷的灵,使他們認識他們的救主(亞12:10)。让耶路撒冷成為全地的讚美(賽62:7)

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