Iran’s nuclear chief warns of “ominous” results if deal with EU fails

As the EU admitted failure in its efforts to circumvent US sanctions against trade with Tehran, Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters in Brussels on Monday: “If words are not turned into deeds, then … it is very ominous, the situation would be unpredictable.”
The European plan to facilitate non-dollar transactions with Iran by a mechanism for offsetting Iranian exports with EU goods “is not going to be a game changer,” said one European official. Only so much can be done to persuade firms to brave US penalties.  “The prospects are grim,” he said, two weeks before the next round of US sanctions targets Iranian oil exports.

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6 thoughts on “Iran’s nuclear chief warns of “ominous” results if deal with EU fails

  • Nov 26, 2018 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    Lol .. iran and their empty threats.
    After sanctions they won’t even be able to afford retaliation…

    Threats are the proof of working sanctions!

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  • Nov 26, 2018 @ 18:34 at 18:34
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    Iran is tank8ng. We are whipping the pathetic mullahs without firing a shot. Ha ha!

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  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 0:48 at 0:48
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    This is quite distressingly awful!
    Most likely there will be again a shortage of Caspian caviar, and for our seratas degustazione we only buy Iranian caviar from Bandar Torkaman.

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  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 2:11 at 2:11
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    there is nothing the EU can do to counter US sanctions. The EU can’t pass laws to negate the consequences of breaking sanctions. iran is going down and anyone dealing with iran can’t use the US banking system known as Swift.

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  • Nov 27, 2018 @ 2:52 at 2:52
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    Threats on everyone if you don’t do what Iran wants. The world is bigger than this failing government in Iran. What a pathetic statement.

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