US plan to end Iranian oil exports 'a fantasy': Hassan Rouhani

Frederick Owens
July 4, 2018

Trump's complaints appear to be based on an article he read, which was based on another article, which was based on another article on the views of an Iranian hardline politician.

European signatories are hoping to salvage the deal - under which most sanctions were lifted and Iran curbed its nuclear programme - but there are doubts they can keep it alive. How big (and bad) is that?'

But while cries of "Death to the Dictator" resembled chants of "Death to the Shah" four decades ago in the bazaar, analysts and insiders ruled out any chance that Iran is once more on the brink of a seismic shift in its political landscape.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the July 2015 accord that capped Iran's most sensitive nuclear work in return for the lifting of many sanctions, was plunged into crisis by Trump's May 8 decision to exit even as worldwide inspectors continued to verify Rouhani's government was living up to its side of the bargain.

"When Obama - during the negotiations about the JCPOA - made a decision to do a favor to these men, he granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians and some officials started a competition over whose children could be part of these 2,500 Iranians", Zolnour asserted, according to Fox News.

Factional power struggles are endemic in Iran, where hardliners around the Supreme Leader, such as the Revolutionary Guards and the judiciary, face off against the president, and pragmatists and reformists in elected institutions such as parliament.

The global community still overwhelmingly backs the nuclear deal, which opened new opportunities to deepen economic relations with Iran.

He also warned that the dozens of children of Iranian officials living in the US could ignite anger and protest against top government officials working in Iran's capital of Tehran.

'If today these Iranians get deported from America, it will become clear who is complicit and sells the national interest like he is selling sweets to America'. Fox News' Chris Irvine informed. The U.S. has accused Iran of supporting militant groups overseas and of threatening regional stability by developing ballistic missiles.

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"This sounds like totally made up BS", Marie Harf, a senior adviser to former Secretary of State John Kerry, told Fox News.

"We will have to see if it is going to be good enough for the Iranians", the source added. Trump stated in a Tuesday tweet.

"The allegation is absurd and entirely false", Jeff Prescott, the senior director on President Obama's National Security Council, said in an email to ABC News.

"Perhaps, they were also non-governmental officials of the current administration", he said. "Yet I'm guessing that this context will be missing from Trump's propaganda media machine".

"They want Iran's oil not to be sold, which is impossible and such measures are taken in line with a psychological war".

Zolnour might be interested to learn that Trump is now citing his views.

"The Americans claim that they want to completely block Iran's oil exports to zero but they don't understand what they are saying because it does not make sense that Iran's oil can not be exported, while region's oil is exported", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on a visit to Switzerland while addressing a group of Iranian living in Switzerland on Monday evening.

Department for Homeland Security figures show that 13,114 Iranians received green cards in 2015, while another 10,344 were naturalized that same year. There were 11,623 new US citizens born in Iran in 2013; 9,620 in 2014; 10,344 in 2015; and 9,507 in 2016.

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