Iran files complaint against United States at International Court of Justice

Lester Mason
July 19, 2018

"We are not looking to grant licenses or waivers.But we are prepared to work with countries that are reducing their imports on a case-by-case basis", Brian Hook, Director of Policy Planning at the State Department has been quoted as saying. "I think particularly in the wind down, we want to be very careful in the wind down around the energy markets to make sure that people have the time", Mnuchin said.

While foreign secretary Vijay Gokhale led the Indian delegation, the Iranian side was headed by deputy foreign minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi. US sanctions against Iran are likely to be raised in his talks on the sidelines of the event.

India and Iran held their 15th round of foreign office consultations in New Delhi on Monday.

Mr Abbas Araghchi also called on the Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar.

In response to a question on the comments made by Iran Deputy Ambassador and Charge d'Affaires Massoud Rezvanian Rahaghi at a seminar that New Delhi would stand to lose "special privileges" if it cut import of Iranian oil following U.S. sanctions, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Mr Raveesh Kumar said his remarks were "misquoted" and that the Iranian side had issued a clarification in this regard.

"We will seek to provide unprecedented financial pressure on the Iranian regime", the letter stated, according to NBC News.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

Iran and the other signatories to the 2015 agreement have been scrambling to preserve the limited trade deals they were able to secure since it was signed.

In today's meeting, India told the Iranian side that it was yet to take a call on complying with the USA sanctions.

MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar said last week here that India would welcome greater engagements with the U.S. on the sanctions row. "One thing is very clear that whatever is mandated to be done in our national interest, those things we will be doing".

Many weapons experts in the US and former USA officials say Israeli critics of the agreement are missing the point. The value of imports was almost double the 2016 figure.

EU's Big Three agree to establish dollarless trade with Iran - Lavrov Major European countries party to nuclear negotiations with Iran - France, Germany and the United Kingdom - have agreed to maintain trade with Tehran independent from the U.S. dollar, said Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

However, the Trump administration pulled out of the deal in May and brought back economic sanctions against Tehran.

Iran is India's third-largest oil supplier after Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Pompeo said that while some countries have fought the measures, most are just looking for more patience with the administration as they wind down their dependency on Iranian oil.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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