Web Desk (August 07, 2018): US President Donald Trump has issued a strong warning to anyone trading with Iran, following his re-imposition of sanctions on the country.
“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” the president tweeted.
Some re-imposed sanctions took effect overnight and tougher ones relating to oil exports will begin in November.Iran’s president said the measures were “psychological warfare” which aimed to “sow division among Iranians”.
The deal, negotiated during the presidency of Barack Obama, saw Iran limit its controversial nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
The Iran sanctions have officially been cast. These are the most biting sanctions ever imposed, and in November they ratchet up to yet another level. Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States. I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 7, 2018
The European Union, which remains committed to the original agreement. has spoken out against the sanctions, vowing to protect firms doing “legitimate business”.
He praised the “most biting sanctions ever imposed” and said they would “ratchet up to another level” in November.
“I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!” he said.